Delhi HC dismisses for default plea in Republic Day violence case

Swarna Shukla –

Published On: November 12, 2021 at 17:52 IST

The Delhi High Court dismissed for default a Petition that sought action against the Police Officers who allegedly failed in discharging their duty during the violence that took place in Delhi on Republic Day in lieu of farmers arrest.

The Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh noted that no Counsel appeared for Petitioner to argue the matter and that Petitioner was not represented during the previous occasions also.

The Petition was filed by Dhananjai Jain, a resident of New Delhi through Advocate Bhoop Singh in January 2021.

The PIL was about the removal of “people squatting” under the garb of Kisan movement by putting para-military forces besides  removal of the Commissioner of Police from his post including punishing other police officers who had failed to discharge their duty efficiently.

According to the Petitioner, the farmers protest turned into violent form and also there was a lack of responsibility by the Commissioner and other highly placed officials of Delhi Police.

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