Opinion | Cops vs lawyers: a sorry spectacle
The preliminary defence offered by either side indicates that both may be equally guilty of taking the law into their hands
Violent clashes between police personnel and lawyers in Delhi over the weekend and on Monday at different lower courts have hurt the image of two major elements of our justice system. If those tasked with protecting the law are themselves involved in street violence, then one can’t help but wonder if the common citizen is safe. About a dozen policemen and lawyers were injured—one lawyer is reported to have sustained a bullet injury—in clashes triggered by a minor parking-related argument. Both sides blame the other for starting the fight; to ascertain the truth, an inquiry by a retired high court judge has been ordered.