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Preserve Tis Hazari clash footage: Court directs police

A Delhi court has directed the Delhi Police to preserve the CCTV footage of the clashes between the police and the lawyers at Tis Hazari court premises here on November 2.
Preserve Tis Hazari clash footage: Court directs police

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Jitendra Singh also directed the Delhi Police to file a compliance report stating the action taken by it in connection with the FIRs registered after the clashes.

The order was passed on an application by the Delhi Bar Association seeking a status report on the FIRs and issuance of directions for the arrest of the accused persons. They had also sought the preservation of the CCTV footage.

"The investigating agency is required to preserve all the relevant CCTV footages available in and around the place of incident, as, undoubtedly they are a crucial piece of evidence which can aid in verifying the allegations and counter-allegations of advocates and police," the court observed.

Delhi Bar Association (DBA) President N C Gupta alleged that a "proper" and "fair" probe in the matter is not taking place. However, the Delhi Police has denied the claims of the petitioner and stated that a "fair" probe is taking place and efforts are also being made to expedite the same.

A minor argument between a lawyer and some policemen over parking at the Tis Hazari court complex in New Delhi on November 2 flared up and led to violence and arson. It also left a lawyer with a bullet injury.

( With inputs from IANS )

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