Srikrishna Report forwarded to Madras HC

March 6th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday referred the report of Justice B. N. Srikrishna on the clash between lawyers and police, to the Madras High Court.

The report will decide whether there is a need for holding a judicial inquiry into the incident.

A bench headed by Chief Justice K. G. Balakrishnan said the High Court has to determine the need for a judicial inquiry under the Commission of Inquiry Act.

The report states the provocation came from striking advocates, and in retaliation, the police used excess force and exceeded its limits by entering the High Court premises and chambers of advocates.

The report has said the lawyers behaved like hooligans and miscreants and criticized them for their unruly behaviour.

The report also targets the acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court for his soft attitude towards striking.

Associations representing the States legal fraternity are demanding immediate action against police officers and personnel who baton charged the lawyers in the Madras High Court premises on February 19.

The police-lawyers clash took place after two lawyers were arrested for throwing rotten eggs on Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy.

Swami enjoys Z-category security. (ANI)

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