New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought
stands of the Union and State governments on a plea to have
adequate security measures to check terrorist attacks in the
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice
Sanjeev Khanna issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi
government seeking their response within six weeks.
The plea, filed by Society of Indian Law Firms through
counsel Lalit Bhasin, had sought directions to the Union Home
Ministry and the Chief Secretary of the Delhi government to
take adequate measures including deployment of Rapid Action
Force and National Security Guards at different locations to
The bench after issuing notices to the Centre and the
Delhi government slated the plea for next hearing on November
The plea had come up for hearing earlier on September 22
before a single-judge bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, who
had referred it to a larger bench saying the petition was of
public interest in nature.
The petition had been filed in the wake of the September
7 terrorist attack at the Delhi High Court in which 15 people
were killed and over 70 others injured in a bomb blast.