Look into deploying CISF in courts: SC to Centre

Look into deploying CISF in courts: SC to Centre

A view of the Supreme Court. (PTI Photo)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to look into the possibility of deployment of a separate cadre of CISF in certain courts to check unruly incidents of violence.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, perhaps referring to the recent Tis Hazari court complex violence, said, "had there been the deployment of CISF, the Delhi incident would not have taken place".

Lawyers and police personnel had clashed at Tis Hazari Court complex here in November last year.

The bench also comprising justice B R Gavai and Surya Kant told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that there should be a separate cadre of CISF which will provide security in certain courts after a decision by the Chief Justice.

Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing as an amicus in the matter, said there may be a problem for lawyers and it would be appropriate if the Bar Council of India's view is also taken in the matter.

The bench then issued notice to the BCI seeking its reply in two weeks. 

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