Stating that courts should treat all the parties "equitably", the Central IPS Association on Tuesday demanded, all lawyers who were part of the violence should be identified, and befitting legal action, including cancellation of their licenses, should be initiated.
The statement was issued in the wake of protest staged by Delhi police on Tuesday demanding action against lawyers who were part of violence. Videos of certain advocates assaulting policemen in court premises on Monday have surfaced in social media.
Even the Bar Council of India condemned this act of violence in its letter addressed to the District Bar Associations of Delhi and said that strict action could be taken against guilty Advocates. Reportedly, an FIR has been registered in this behalf with the Saket Police Station.
Condemning the attacks, the General Body Meeting of the Central IPS Association resolved,
"Police personnel are entitled to the same human rights as anyone else in the country and these ought to be stoutly defended."
The IPS Association's resolution could be a result of the Delhi High Court's order dated November 3 whereby it directed suspension of two erring police officials and transfer of two senior police officials while directing that no coercive action should be taken against lawyers against whom FIRs were lodged by the Delhi Police for the clash that had taken place at the Tis Hazari Court complex.