Cops continue protest against High Court order

Anger over shifting nine senior officers after clashes

 Many cops on Saturday continued their protest for the second day over the High Court verdict asking government not to give posting to nine senior police officers till judicial probe is over.

The Rajasthan High Court, hearing a public interest litigation, on Friday ordered a judicial probe into the police lathicharge on lawyers and directed the government not to give any posting to Jaipur Police Commissioner B L Soni and eight other cops until the investigation is over.

Many policemen threatened to resign to protest against
the court order, and they boycotted mess facilities at several police stations on Friday, sources said.

The Jaipur Bar Association has said it will hold a nation-wide protest from Monday to demand the arrest of the policemen responsible for lathicharging lawyers, the source added.

They will also demand that the government should provide a house and Rs 5,000 monthly dole to lawyers with less than five years of experience.

Lawyers were lathicharged on Wednesday when they were marching towards the state Assembly during their agitation for better renumeration.

Some policemen were also injured in stone-pelting by the lawyers.

Many policemen as well as advocates were injured in clashes that broke out over the lathicharge in the last few days.

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