Delhi's Deputy Commissioner of Police Monika Bhardwaj, who was seen being chased and harassed by lawyers in a CCTV clip at Tis Hazari court on November 2 clash between police personnel and lawyers said that she will present her version in the judicial inquiry. Speaking to the media about the incident, Bhardwaj said, "It (the clash between police and lawyers) was a crowd control situation and I went there as the district DCP. A judicial inquiry has already been ordered and I will give my version during the inquiry."
In another CCTV clip of the Tis Hazari clash, DCP North Monika Bhardwaj was seen pleading before the lawyers to stop the violence after a clash broke out between the police and lawyers. In the video, Bhardwaj along with other police personnel can be seen folding her hands before the agitated lawyers when suddenly a group of lawyers come running towards the personnel and push them back. This footage came to light after an initial video clip of the violence at Delhi's Tis Hazari Court showed the DCP being harassed on November 2. National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma had strongly condemned the act while stating that suo moto action will be taken.
Republic TV spoke to NCW chief Rekha Sharma who said that such incidents were unacceptable. She also criticised the lawyers and said that the NCW will write to the Bar Council to probe the matter and cancel licences of those involved. She said that she will be writing to Delhi's Commissioner of Police.
"It is really unfortunate. I could never imagine that educated people like lawyers can behave with a woman like this, on a day when in newspapers we have reports that there is a shortage of women in the police, where the government says there should be 33% women but there are 10-12% in all over the states," NCW chief Rekha Sharma said about the incident.
While the Delhi HC ordered-judicial probe into the Tis Hazari tussle continues, two IPS officers have been transferred following the incident that took place between Police and lawyers at Tis Hazari Court Complex. As per the order, Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), North, Sanjay Singh has been transferred to the licensing and transport department as Special Commissioner of Police. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Harender Kumar Singh has been appointed DCP, Railways, according to an order by the Delhi Government. Dinesh Kumar Gupta, who is DCP Railways, will take charge as Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North).
(With ANI inputs)