Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (BPNS)
The Vanchiyoor police in Thiruvananthapuram has registered a criminal case against 20 advocates for assaulting a woman Sub Inspector of Police at the District court premises here. The charges include attempts to insult the modesty of a woman and alleged misbehavior with the woman sub- inspector.
The police action is following a complaint filed by Aleena Cyrus, a sub-inspector attached to the Valiyathura police station in Thiruvananthapuram.
According to police, a person was taken into custody by the Valiyathura police for anti-social activities and had later released on bail. The police said that Sub-inspector, Aleena appeared in the court on Saturday as part of the case and she was assaulted by Advocate Pranav who was the lawyer representing the person arrested by the Valiyathura police. Pranav was accompanied by other advocates and abuses were hurled at the woman police officer.
It may be noted that there have been clashes between the practicing advocates of Vanchiyoor court with policemen earlier also but a complaint against the advocates by a woman police officer is for the first time. Advocates of this court had earlier assaulted journalists and even stone pelting had taken place on this court premises during the fight between lawyers and journalists a couple of years ago.