An on-duty policeman was heckled and assaulted by a group of lawyers outside a district court complex in Delhi's Saket neighbourhood on Monday. The shocking incident, filmed by a bystander on what appears to be a mobile phone camera, comes only two days after violent clashes between lawyers and cops at the city's Tis Hazari court complex left 28 people injured, 20 vehicles vandalised and forced the Delhi High Court to take suo motu cognisance of the attack and hold an emergency hearing on Sunday.
Tensions between lawyers and police officers have spiked since Saturday's incident, with reports of lawyers going on a rampage at lower courts across the national capital.
A group of lawyers has reportedly barricaded itself inside the Saket court, while another has clashed with police officers at Karkardooma District Court in the city's Anand Vihar area. Other reports indicate groups of lawyers have targeted members of the media, including women journalists, and public.
The Tis Hazari clash has led to lawyers in lower courts across the country, including those in Delhi, going on strike today, despite the Bar Council of India urging its members to "maintain peace and harmony and not resort to any sort of abstention or boycott".