Lawyers at the district courts in the Capital abstained from appearing in court on Thursday to protest against a case registered against the president and secretary of the Rohini Bar Association following a fracas at the Rohini court involving the SHO of Keshav Puram police station and lawyers.

The Delhi Bar Association in a statement alleged that the lawyers of the Rohini Bar Association were falsely implicated in a counter case by the SHO following the contempt reference sent by a Rohini Additional District Judge who objected to the conduct of the SHO in court. The lawyers also claimed that they did not physically assault the SHO and that the police officer had manipulated the medical report.

“The advocates of Delhi are highly aggrieved with the false registration of FIR as well as about the conduct of a police officer for undermining the authority and majesty of the court. The lawyers are in fact surprised over the criteria of selection of such SHO by the high-ups who do not have the slightest respect for the courts. The Bar feels that if a SHO of police station can abuse and misbehave with the judge inside the court room then how a common man can lodge a complaint at police station headed by such SHO,” the Delhi Bar Association statement said.

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