Delhi Lawyers burn effigies of Kiran Bedi for a 1988 Incident

Lawyers demonstrating against Kiran Bedi

Lawyers demonstrating against Kiran Bedi

New Delhi: Lawyers in Delhi staged a major protest on Thursday protesting against the selection of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the Bharatiya Janata Party’s chief ministerial candidate in the national capital.

The protesters demonstrated against Bedi by burning her effigy and raising slogans.

According to reports, in the year 1988, Bedi, who was the Deputy Commissioner (North) then, ordered a lathi-charge on a group of Delhi Bar Association members who had gathered outside her office to protest against the handcuffing of one of their colleagues who was arrested on the charge of theft. The lawyers were seriously injured.

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