A 45-year-old woman, who runs a photostat machine kiosk on the second floor of the district court, was booked for allegedly thrashing a senior advocate on the district courts premises on Monday evening.
The woman identified as Harjinder Kaur pulled the advocate’s turban and punched him multiple times making him fall on the floor.
The incident occurred in the afternoon when the woman asked the advocate, whose desk is close to her photostat machine, to shift his seat as it was causing inconvenience.
Advocate Paramjeet Singh, a retired bank official, who is a baptised Sikh (amritdhari) asked the woman to shift her photostat machine, saying it was encroaching upon the corridor.
The conversation soon took shape of a heated argument which turned violent.
A large number of litigants and practicing advocates gathered around the area as the woman repeatedly punched the advocate following which he fell on the floor.
Another advocate, who lifted Paramjeet Singh, said, “His turban fell off and he was wailing in pain. The woman also allegedly pulled his hair after his turban came off. The woman too started to cry and threatened to call the police.”
A group of advocates then reached the Division Number 5 police station and lodged a complaint against the woman. Harjinder Kaur too reached the police station and showed her injuries to the police.
However, the police said the woman’s injuries were selfinflicted, and booked her in a case of causing hurt and criminal intimidation. Police said she would be arrested soon.