Ensure cases of arson attacks on lawyers are solved: Delhi High Court to police

The Delhi High Court today asked the police to ensure that the mystery behind the recent arson attacks on properties of lawyers in the national capital is solved.

Published: 01st February 2018 07:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2018 07:42 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi High Court (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today asked the police to ensure that the mystery behind the recent arson attacks on properties of lawyers in the national capital is solved.

The court's observation came during the hearing of a PIL initiated by it after lawyers abstained from work on January 25 in protest against the attacks.

"Ensure they (cases) are solved," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar told the Delhi Police, which said it has "started working on them".

The court listed the PIL along with a petition filed by the Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA), which has sought a court-monitored special investigation team (SIT) probe into the attacks on lawyers, besides guidelines for advocates' security.

The attacks took place on January 4, 9 and 22 on the lawyers representing a woman advocate, who was allegedly assaulted by policemen and dragged out of her house, after a stalking case was lodged against her by a woman purportedly over a property dispute.

On January 9 and 22, arson attacks were carried out on the properties and cars of senior advocates Vikas Pahwa and Kirti Uppal, also the president of the DHCBA, by using inflammable material.

Uppal's Hyundai Tucson car that was parked outside his house in south Delhi's Nizamuddin West, was set on fire by unidentified people.

On January 4, two cars -- a Maruti Swift and a Honda Amaze -- parked in the east Delhi house of advocate Ravi Sharma were torched by unidentified persons.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp