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Madras HC pulls up police over clash with advocates

india Updated: Feb 22, 2009 14:56 IST

The Madras High Court has sought an explanation from the city police chief on the February 19 police-lawyers clash and said it could initiate contempt proceeding on the matter.

A Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice (ACJ), S J Mukhopadhaya and Justices V Dhanapalan and K Chandru, which held a special sitting on Saturday asked the city police chief on whose authority the security personnel entered the court and said contempt proceedings could be initiated after ascertaining specific details of those instrumental in the matter.

The judges directed Chennai police commissioner and the joint commissioner (North) to file a report as to under whose authority they entered the High Court premises to arrest certain accused (in connection with the attack on Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy)and at whose instance an order was issued to police and the Swift Action Force to lathicharge.