After the attack on Dr Rajesh Talwar, Ghaziabad police chief said the court complex had sufficient security personnel and the incident was not a result of police laxity.
“The Talwars have been frequenting the court several times and have never asked for any security in written or verbal form. Still, our officials at the police-post inside the Ghaziabad court have been providing them security and allowing them entry and exit through the back gates,” senior superintendent of police (SSP) Raghubir Lal said.
Talwar’s lawyer Praveen Rai, who was present with him during the assault, said the incident was unexpected and was not a result of complete police laxity.
“But, the police and administration have not learnt any lessons after two of the Nithari-case accused were beaten up inside the same Ghaziabad court complex. The police should have arranged for security on their own,” Rai told Hindustan Times.
“Rajesh suffered deep injuries. The doctors had to transfuse three units of blood since he had bled a lot,” said Dr Dinesh Talwar, his brother.
Dinesh added, “We had not sought security from the Ghaziabad police as we had not imagined that such an attack can take place.” Ghaziabad district and session judge VC Gupta said the entry of weapons inside the court is prohibited and security would be beefed up.
Action replay at Ghaziabad court
Exactly four years ago, on January 25, 2007, the Nithari serial killing accused Moninder Singh Pandher was attacked in the same Ghaziabad court. Pandher was beaten up by mob in the court. An injured Pandher was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The Kavi Nagar station house officer was suspended for the incident.