Delhi HC: Notice for Safety & Security of Districts Courts in wake of Rohini Incident

Delhi High Court

Shivangi Prakash-

Published On: September 29, 2021 at 13:03 IST

In the aftermath of the recent firing incident in Rohini Court, the Delhi High Court filed notice on a Petition seeking Directions to the Delhi Police and the Delhi Bar Council to take steps to safeguard the Safety and Security of Delhi District Courts.

Justice Rekha Palli, who requested a status report on the matter within five days, said,“This is something urgent. We dont want to lose lives.. You never know lawyers may become the victims of all this. Mr Sangwan (Bar Council of Delhi) can only request, but ultimately you (Delhi Government) have to gear up.”

During the hearing, Counsel for the Petitioner, Advocate Robin Raju, stated that the Plea was filed by a young Lawyer who was admitted to the Bar in 2019 and is concerned about his safety and security as a result of the firing incident.

“The Petitioner is relatively new in the Bar but she has got a fear now. Repeated incidents have been there but right after this incident, there were videos circulated on social media which had a jolted impact,” the Plea noted.

Advocate Ajayinder Sangwan, speaking on behalf of the Delhi Bar Council, emphasized the Actions done in the aftermath of the tragedy to improve security at Delhi District Courts.

 “We had a detailed meeting with senior police officials and it has been agreed that the security of district courts will be at par with the Supreme Court of India,” the Advocate submitted.

In issuing notice on the Plea, the Court also warned Advocate Santosh Kumar Tripathi, who was representing the Delhi Government, that while the Delhi Bar Council is taking steps to provide security, the responsibility equally falls on the Government.

The Case has been rescheduled until October 11th, 2021.

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