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India: Cop attack: Advocate seeks damages for injured lawyers

May 1, 2019

Police Attack On Howrah Lawyers: Court Premises Are To Be Insulated From All Sorts Of Intrusions, Says Cal HC, Seeks Response From Govt, Cops

An advocate on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in Calcutta High Court, seeking compensation of Rs 50 Lakh for each of the Howrah Court lawyers seriously injured in the clash with police on the court premises last week.






Calcutta High Court to take up Howrah Court Violence case on May 8


https://www.anandabazar.com/state/howrah-court-violation-calcutta-high-court-takes-suo-motu-cognizance-1.986968 (HINDI)

UPDATE MAY 1, 2019: Today’s hearing at High Court, Calcutta : Howrah Court was incorporated as party in the proceedings, the next hearing is fixed up on May 8, 2019 for filing reply affidavits by the High Court Administration and Howrah Court, meanwhile police is directed to ensure no law and order be disturbed at the time of Lok Sabah Election at Howrah to be held on May 6, 2019.

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India: Lawyer shot at, bullet hits driver’s seat in Greater Noida

April 30, 2019

A family lawyer was shot at by two unidentified men on Monday morning near the district court in Surajpur area of Greater Noida…


India: Calcultta HC chief justice asks home secretary to file affidavit on Howrah court incident over parking

April 29, 2019

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Howrah Court Violence: Calcutta HC takes suo motu cognizance



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N.B. The matter was taken up by the Division bench in Court room No. 1 of the High Court, Calcutta today (29/04/19), when the Court directed the respondents to file separate affidavits by tomorrow.  The Chief Justice directed to file personal affidavits from all the respondents over the incident. The matter will be taken up on May 1, 2019.  The Chief Justice made it clear that if anybody fails to do so he will take stern action. He requested all members to trust him and withdraw the strike.  He also stated that he will not do anything to jeopardize the judiciary or the legal profession.

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https://www.thewall.in/news-state-high-court-orders-to-submit-affidavit-from-different-administrative-officers-regarding-clash-in-howrah/ (HINDI)

https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/state/other-states/kolkata/howrah-adalat-violence-high-court-asked-dgp-home-secretary-to-give-affidavit/articleshow/69099913.cms (HINDI)

India: Calcutta HC to hear matter regarding Howrah court clash where lawyers were injured

April 27, 2019

Clash Between Lawyers And Civic Staff at Howrah Court: NHRC Takes Suo Motu Cognisance of Police Action

The Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court directed on Friday that a suo motu writ petition be registered to scrutinise the recent clash at the Howrah district court between lawyers and municipal workers.

Chief Justice T B N Radhakrishnan directed that the matter be placed before a division bench headed by him on Monday. Lawyers at the Howrah district court and the employees of the Howrah Municipal Corporation, which is located opposite to the court, clashed on Wednesday over vehicle parking. The lawyers alleged police highhandedness in controlling the situation. Several persons, including lawyers, were injured in the incident.

The Chief Justice directed the registration of a suo motu writ petition for considering all aspects concerning the matter for protecting the premises of courts and to ensure that the due process in terms of the Constitution and the laws were obeyed and enforced in relation to the incident at Howrah. Justice Radhakrishnan had called for confidential reports on the incident.

Passing the order, the Chief Justice observed that “the courts are constitutional forts of power and authority, from where judicial power is exercised on behalf of the Sovereign. The court premises are locations which are to be insulated from all sorts of intrusions, except as authorised by law”.







National Human Rights Commission issued notice to DG West Bengal for police atrocities on Howrah court lawyers

https://www.thewall.in/news-state-high-court-orders-to-submit-affidavit-from-different-administrative-officers-regarding-clash-in-howrah/ (HINDI)

https://www.ndtv.com/bengali/calcutta-hc-directs-registration-of-suo-motu-writ-petition-to-scrutinise-howrah-court-clash-2029275 (HINDI)

India: Howrah Court Violence: Bar Council of West Bengal resolves to cease all work till April 29

April 25, 2019

Howrah Court

As a mark of protest against the “atrocities of the police” at the Howrah Court on April 24, the Bar Council of West Bengal has resolved to cease all work till April 29.

The Bar Council has also resolved to observe a Black Day throughout Bengal on April 26.

The decision was taken by the Bar Council in its emergency meeting held today.  The Bar Council has demanded the arrest of the accused police personnel who “brutally tortured/assaulted” advocates, judicial officers, staff, and clerks of the Howrah Court. Action is also sought against ransacking of the Bar library, several courtrooms, and shops at the Howrah Court.

To address the issue, a delegation of the Bar Council will meet the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Courton April 30 at 1.30 pm. A delegation will also visit the Howrah Court to condemn the atrocities.

It has further been resolved that all Bar Associations of Bengal will wear black badges as a mark of protest.

The alleged incident took place after an altercation over parking between an elderly lawyer and a guard of the Howrah Municipal Corporation on the morning of April 24, The Telegraph has reported.

Howrah Court Violence: Bar Council of West Bengal resolves to cease all work till April 29







Bengal lawyers to cease work till Monday


West Bengal Bar Council goes on token strike on 26th and 30th April condemning lathi charge on advocates in Kolkata


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India: 20 injured as lawyers and civic staff clash in Calcutta’s Howrah

April 25, 2019

Police lathi charges a lawyer during a clash between lawyers and employees of the Howrah Municipal Corporation on Wednesday. Pictures by Bishwarup Dutta

Lawyers and staff of the Howrah district court and employees of the Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) fought a pitched battle for hours on Wednesday over parking of vehicles at the civic headquarters.

At least 20 people were injured after being hit by flying stones and police batons during the clash on Mahatma Gandhi Road. Four of them — civic employees Ranjib Halder and Ashish Dinda and lawyers Sujan Bhakt and S. Chakrabarty — have been admitted to hospital with head injuries.

The court did not function for most of the day. At the corporation, employees who were stuck inside were trying to figure out how to leave as all the gates were locked.

Vehicles were not allowed on some of the roads leading to the court and the civic office from well before noon, forcing many to walk long stretches and others to take a detour.

Traffic crawled on some of the major arteries, such as Howrah Station Road, Salkia Road and Foreshore Road, till late in the evening. Schoolchildren had to walk down Bankim Setu in the afternoon sun as violence raged on the road below.

The warring sides have threatened to continue with their agitation on Thursday. Police have started two cases based on a complaint and a counter-complaint.

The police said an altercation between an elderly lawyer and a man guarding a gate of the civic headquarters around 10.30am triggered the fight. The situation became normal around 8.30pm.




https://eisamay.indiatimes.com/west-bengal-news/howrah-news/west-bengal-howrah-district-court-lawyers-call-strike/articleshow/69038870.cms (HINDI)

https://www.haribhoomi.com/news/india/clash-between-howrah-municipal-corporation-employees-and-howrah-court-lawyers-285139 (HINDI)

India: After battle for accused, lawyers and cops in Alappuzha at the receiving end

April 7, 2019

The police registered a case against 15 people who had prevented them from arresting an accused in a torture case from the office of an advocate.


The Alappuzha North police registered a case against 15 people, including advocates and their staff, after the advocates prevented the police from arresting an accused in a torture case from the office of an advocate.

North SI Vipin Das said the cases were registered based on a complaint by Munnar SI Shyam Kumar. “On April 1, the SI and two civil police officers came to the district to arrest an accused in a sexual abuse case. They came to know the accused was in the office of advocate Babu Joseph, near the Alappuzha District Court. While the police tried to enter the office, Babu and his staff attacked the police to prevent the arrest of the accused. Thereafter, the police registered a case of non-bailable offence against 15 people,” the SI said.

Babu Joseph filed a private petition and the court issued an order to register a case against the police for attacking advocates and destroying office equipment. The court also issued a notice to the police personnel. Later, the District and Sessions Court gave anticipatory bail to Babu Joseph.