This Article is From May 18, 2012

Attack on Delhi judges: Lawyers threaten to stay off work today

New Delhi: The lawyers at the Saket district court complex have called for strike today to protest the attack on three Delhi judges by motorcyclists.

The president of the Saket Court Bar Association, Madan Lal, said he had called upon all Delhi advocates to stay away from work if police do not take proper action in the case. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

He also said that such criminal attacks on judges would not be tolerated.

Condemning the lax police attitude, Mr Lal said it was not a spontaneous assault and that the accused attacked the judges in a pre-planned way.

Four motorcycle-borne youth viciously attacked the three judges on Thursday, leaving one of them and their driver seriously injured.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Garg and driver Chaman Lal were hospitalised with head injuries after the bikers rained bricks on their windscreen soon after the judge's car grazed one of the motorcycles, toppling two riders.

The incident occurred at Dakshinpuri when the judges were returning home from the nearby Saket courts complex, police said.