New Delhi, May 18: After three judges traveling together in a car in South Delhi, along with their driver, were attacked on Thursday, the lawyers at the Saket district court complex have called for strike today in protest.
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.
He also said that such criminal attacks on judges would not be tolerated.
Four bikers assaulted the judges after their vehicle hit a motorcycle. Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Garg was hit on the head with stones and was hospitalised along with Chaman Lal, the driver of the car, who was also injured.
The other two judges, Additional Sessions Judges Inderjit Singh and M K Nagpal, were not hurt. The judges are from the Saket District Court.
The incident occurred at Dakshinpuri when the judges were returning home from the nearby Saket courts complex, police said.
The motorcyclists abandoned their bikes and ran away from the scene of the accident. The police arrested two people in connection with the incident and have registered a case of attempt to murder.
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.