High voltage drama unfolded at Delhi’s Rohini Court on Wednesday where two lawyers tried to commit suicide. While one tried self-immolation, his colleague climbed on top of the building and threatened to jump to press for their demands. The lawyers are on strike for the last three days seeking FIR against the police personnel who allegedly shot at them and baton-charged during the Tis Hazari Court clashes.
In a video available with News Nation, the lawyer is seen standing on the roof top of the building. Authorities assured justice and somehow convinced him to come down. The lawyer was chanting “Vkeel ekta zindabaad (Long live lawyers unity)” slogans.
"Our fight is against only those policemen who fired at us and lathi charged us that day. We will protest till they are arrested,” news agency ANI quoted a lawyer, who participated in the protests, as saying.
Earlier in the day, a lawyer tried self-immolation during the protests at Rohini Court. The lawyer has been identified as Ashish Chaudhary. Sources say that he used some inflammable liquid to set himself on fire. But other lawyers saved him in time and took him to the dispensary situated within the court premises.
The incident comes a day after unprecedented protests by Delhi police, in which thousands of its personnel on Tuesday laid siege outside the Police Headquarters for 11 hours and staged a virtual revolt sparked by two attacks on their colleagues before calling of their stir following multiple appeals including from their chief. The protests in which families of the personnel also took to streets were withdrawn in the night after an assurance by senior officers that their grievances will be addressed.
The protests were triggered by the two attacks on their colleagues, one on Monday outside Saket District Court and another on Saturday at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex after a parking dispute between an on-duty policeman and a lawyer which led to at least 20 security personnel and several advocates being injured. Two FIRs were registered against unidentified persons, who were seen in a video hitting a uniformed policeman on a motorcycle with his elbow and slapping him outside the Saket court.