The incident occurred as a repercussion of the clash between two groups of lawyers in Delhi’s Tis Hazari court on Wednesday. As per reports, both groups were led by the vice-president of the Delhi Bar Association. The dispute allegedly arose due to parking space and the misuse of bar funds.
What initially happened?
Some lawyers intruded into the vicinity of the Tis Hazari court and fired gunshots in the air, while others threw stones, resulting in a sheer mess. Police officers confiscated four live cartridges, three country-made firearms and two cars from the accused.
Videos of the incident quickly went viral and created tremendous chaos. Fortunately, no individuals were harmed during the shooting.
Delhi | A firing incident reported at Tis Hazari Court premises, no injuries reported. Police say that this happened after an argument among lawyers.
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(Video Source: A lawyer) pic.twitter.com/MMPOQwpWaZ
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Who were they?
Three advocates have been identified as being involved in the firing incident; Sachin Sangwan, Aman Singh and Ravi Gupta have been arrested and sent to police custody for four days. Vice President of the Delhi Bar Association Advocate Manish Sharma’s license was suspended by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD).
“Several teams were formed and videos were analysed. Raids were conducted in Bhalswa, Swaroop Nagar, Haiderpur, Shal-imar Bagh and Vikaspuri and the accused were caught. They belong to rival groups and are Bar Association office bearers,” said DCP (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi.
“Four days police custody is granted. It is directed to the investigating agency that no accused be subjected to any torture during police custody. The accused persons namely Sachin Sangwan, Aman Singh and Ravi Gupta are handed over to 10/SI Vinod Nain. Medical examination of the accused persons be done as per rules. All the guidelines of Hon’ble Apex Court be complied with,” the Court ordered.
A similar firing case in Delhi
Three months ago a similar firing incident happened within the premises of the district court complex in South Delhi. A woman was caught on camera running from a suspended lawyer who was chasing her and firing at her after a heated argument. The woman was instantly rushed to the hospital and the accused individual was arrested.
Apparently, after the above-mentioned case, strict checking of the visitors was initiated and the security inside the court was also boosted. A few lawyers also suggested a proper entry pass system and detailed individual checking. Still, the accused lawyers were successful in sneaking with the firearms.