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Lawyers, cops clash at Tis Hazari Court in Delhi; advocate injured, police vehicle set afire

An argument between some lawyers and police personnel apparently over a parking issue turned ugly.

SNS | New Delhi |

A scuffle broke out between lawyers and police personnel outside Tis Hazari Court complex in Delhi on Saturday afternoon, in which two advocates were injured.

Lawyers alleged that two of their colleagues were injured, including one in police firing, but the police denied that it had opened fire.

One of the lawyers was admitted to the nearby St Stephens Hospital, news agency ANI reported.

A police vehicle was also set afire as an argument between some lawyers and police personnel apparently over a parking issue turned ugly.

Meanwhile, the Fire Department has dispatched ten fire tenders to the spot to contain the blaze.

Lawyers sat on a protest at the gate of the court premises, alleging that the police personnel had opened fire during the incident and demanded action against those involved.

Further details are awaited.

The Supreme Court had last in September termed parking as one of the “most serious problems” in the national capital and directed the Delhi government to ensure that proper assessment of parking needs for the next 25 years is done while granting permission for building any structure.

The issue of parking had cropped up before the top court while hearing the pollution matter related to Delhi-national capital region (NCR).