Nine advocates taken into preventive custody

Nine advocates were taken into preventive custody Wednesday when they tried to stage a dharna in the Bangalore civil court premises.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2012, 16:44 PM IST

Bangalore: Nine advocates were taken into
preventive custody Wednesday when they tried to stage a dharna in the city civil court premises, where prohibitory orders are still in force after the March 2 violence when mediapersons and police personnel were attacked by lawyers.

"We have taken nine lawyers into preventive custody as
they were trying to stage a protest in the city civil court
complex where prhibitory orders are in force till March 18",
Deputy Commissoner of Police (Central Division) G Ramesh said.

Sixtyfive persons, including 52 police peronnel, were
injured when lawyers went on a rampage on March 2, protesting
presence of mediapersons to cover the appearance of former
Minister and mining baron Janardhan Reddy in a mining case in
the city civil court complex.

Following the incident, prohibitory orders were imposed in
and around the civil court complex premises.

PTI