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Police resume work at Tis Hazari, lawyers continue strike

Police resume work at Tis Hazari, lawyers continue strike

NEW DELHI: Two weeks after the violent clashes at Tis Hazari court, the Delhi Police on Thursday resumed duty inside the court premises. However, the lawyers continued to boycott work and plan to hold a protest march on November 20 in Delhi.

Amidst apprehensions of a hostile environment, about 20 police personnel resumed work wearing civil dress instead of the uniform. The cops seized work inside the court premises after a bitter clash on November 2.

However, due to ongoing lawyers' strike, important cases have been deferred due to non-appearance of counsels.

The judgement in the case of alleged sexual and physical assault of several girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur was deferred for a month till December 12 as the 20 accused, who are currently lodged in Tihar central jail, could not be brought to court premises.

The fast track trial in the sensational 2017 Unnao rape case, which was to be heard on a day-to-day basis on the orders of the Supreme Court, also got affected.

The accused, expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, and other co-accused could not be brought to court due to security reasons.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Monika Bhardwaj apprised District Judge Girish Kathpalia of the security status and informed him that police personnel have been deployed at Tis Hazari at the three entrances of the court premises.

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