Over hundred lawyers injured in clash with police in Chennai

February 19th, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Feb 19 (ANI): Over 100 lawyers were reportedly injured outside the Madras High Court on Thursday after the police lathicharged them for attacking Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy.
The trouble began when advocates who had gone to the police station within the court premises to lodge a complaint against Janata party president Subramaniam Swamy.
They were then surrounded by the police in connection with the attack on Swamy in the court two days ago.
This led to heated exchanges between lawyers and the police, leading to lathicharge.
A division bench of the court had earlier ordered for an enquiry into the attack on Swamy by advocates.
The lawyers have been demanding the Central Governments intervention in stopping the war in Sri Lanka. (ANI)

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