Delhi Police officials have reported that an incident of firing has occurred at the Tis Hazari Court premises in Delhi. No injuries have been reported yet. Apparently, an argument among some lawyers triggered the incident. Police are present at the spot to avoid more mishaps.
However, a video of the incident has surfaced on the internet.
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Video Shows Lawyer Firing Shots
In the videos surfaced on social media, a lawyer can be seen holding a gun in his hand pointing it in the air. Other lawyers around can be heard hurling abuses and also seen throwing stones on the opposite side in what looks like an argument between two groups in the court premises. Soon, the lawyer with a gun in hand fires shots in the air while others continue the abuse.
Bar Council Condemns Incident
Bar Council of Delhi Chairman KK Manan condemned the incident of firing at Tis Hazari Court premises assuring thorough investigation in the matter. In a statement over the incident, Manan said, "Detailed inquiry into the matter will be undertaken. It will be inquired if the weapons were licensed or not. Even if the weapons were licensed, no lawyer or anyone else can use them like this inside or around court premises."
Delhi Police Shares Details On Incident
Shortly after the news of firing incident broke, the Delhi Police shared a detailed statement providing information of the incident. "A firing incident was reported around 1335 hrs today, at PS Subzi Mandi. When Police team reached the spot, it was learned that two different groups of lawyers, including office bearers, had allegedly shot in the air and no one was injured. The situation is normal. Legal action being initiated," said Delhi Police in a statement.