Bangalore: Police to stage protest against lawyers

Last Updated: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 08:50

Bangalore: In an unusual action, police have decided to stage a black badge protest here on Friday seeking action against lawyers who assaulted their personnel in last
week`s violence in the City Civil Court complex, amid the worsening Advocates-Media-Police confrontation.

Police hit out at efforts by advocates in slapping "false cases" against them which they see as an attempt to put pressure on the High Court over the March 2 incidents.
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 media persons 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.

The decision to go on protest, announced in a statement by
police, comes hours after their family members held a
demonstration in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue demanding
stringent action against advocates who attacked police and
mediapersons.

Members of the Karnataka State Police Family Members`
Association flayed the government for its "failure" to take
action against the culprits even after a week and threatened
to intensify their stir if culprits were not booked.

Meanwhile, the City police, as a precautionary measure,
extended prohibitory orders, imposed since March three in and
around the City Civil Court complex, till March 18.

The extension came in the wake of plan by advocates from
all over the state to stage a march from the civil court to
High Court tomorrow urging action against police and
mediapersons.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 08:50

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