Karnataka Police to protest against advocates tomorrow

Bangalore: In an unusual action, police have decided to stage a black badge protest here tomorrow seeking action against lawyers who assaulted their personnel in last week's violence in the City Civil Court complex, amid the worsening Advocates-Media-Police confrontation.

Police hit out at efforts by advocates in slapping "false cases" against them, which they see as an attempt to put pressure on the High Court over the 2 March incidents.

 Karnataka Police to protest against advocates tomorrow

This is the first time the city police are protesting against advocates amid the worsening Advocates-Media-Police confrontation. AFP Photo

This is the first time the men in khaki are protesting against lawyers, who have accused them of assaulting advocates during the mayhem which saw mediapersons and police personnel being attacked, leaving scores of people injured.

At least 54 police personnel were injured in the stone pelting by some advocates, according to police.

The decision to go on protest, announced in a statement by police, comes hours after their family members held a demonstration in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue demanding stringent action against advocates who attacked police and mediapersons.

Members of the Karnataka State Police Family Members' Association flayed the government for its "failure" to take action against the culprits even after a week and threatened to intensify their stir if culprits were not booked.

Meanwhile, the city police, as a precautionary measure, extended prohibitory orders, imposed since 3 March in and around the City Civil Court complex, till 18 March.

The extension came in the wake of plan by advocates from all over the state to stage a march from the civil court to high court tomorrow, urging action against police and mediapersons.

PTI

Updated Date: Mar 08, 2012 20:17:58 IST