Bangalore: The advocates-media-police
confrontation in the wake of the City Civil Court Complex
violence on March 2 worsened on Thursday with police deciding to
stage a black badge protest here on Friday seeking action
against lawyers who assaulted their personnel.
In another development, the Karnataka High Court ordered
issue of notices to Union government, Information and
Broadcasting Ministry, the state government, print and
electronic media on PILs praying for a direction to the media
to telecast visuals that show attack on lawyers.
Facing pressure from advocates, government appointed DGP
(CID) Roopak Kumar Dutta to probe the police role in the
incidents and asked him to submit his report in a month.
Agitated over efforts by advocates in slapping "false
cases" against them, police, in an unusual action, announced a
black badge protest.
This is the first time the men in khaki are protesting
against lawyers, who have accused them of assaulting advocates
during the mayhem which saw mediapersons and police personnel
being attacked, leaving scores of people injured.
At least 54 police personnel were injured in the stone
pelting by some advocates, according to police.
Earlier, family members of police personnel held a
demonstration in front of a Mahatma Gandhi statue demanding
stringent action against advocates who attacked police and