Lawyers condemn blast in Delhi

Last Updated 07 September 2011, 18:38 IST

A section of advocates staged a protest here and said that they would not tolerate any attack on the judiciary.

Condemning the attack, L Srinivasa Babu, vice president of the Karnataka State Bar Council (KSBC) urged the State and the Union Government to provide security to all the courts and advocates in the State including the High Court.

Expressing his condolences  to the families of those killed in the blast, Babu said the culprits behind the act should not go unpunished.

Meanwhile, a section of advocates led by former MLA and counsel K N Subba Reddy staged a sit-in at the City Civil Court seeking security to the court.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Reddy said despite submitting three memoranda to the Chief Justice seeking adequate security, nothing much has been done.

“Just two constables guard the entire premises. Who can be held responsible if an incident like Delhi takes place here?,” he questioned.

Security at High Court

Meanwhile, the High Court turned a virtual fortress soon after the news of the blast at Delhi spread.

Security was beefed up with armed police personnel being stationed at the gates.
In addition to the 60 police personnel, a platoon of City Armed Reserve police was pressed into service. Officers in High Court were found making frequent checks and queries with their subordinates regarding the situation.

Every person and vehicle entering the premises was checked much to the irritation of advocates and public.

(Published 07 September 2011, 18:38 IST)

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