Thursday, January 21, 2021

Swaraj India sets up legal team to assist CAA detainees

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) While the Delhi Police are detaining protesters in different parts of the capital, the Swaraj India party has set up a team of 13 lawyers to assist the detainees.

Swaraj India has put together a legal team to be present on the spot. The team will be working under the supervision of noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan. Anyone facing detention or legal action during the protests has been asked to contact these lawyers.

IANS called a few of the lawyers who are part of the team. Manav Kumar said that they are getting 5 calls per minute from across the country and are trying to help them and connect to the nearby lawyers.

READ ALSO:  Flat buyers entitled to compensation for delayed possession, says SC

He said that at least 200 people have been detained at Surajmal Park and about 60 people at Mandir Marg.

Another lawyer Akshita Minocha who is based out of Dwarka said she has received calls from more than 60 people to seek legal help.

While Nilesh Jain who is the main coordinator for the lawyers said that more than 1,000 people have been detained till 2 p.m., in which 350 people are in Nangloi.

READ ALSO:  Pakistani Hindu refugees in Delhi lend support to CAA

The police have kept the detainees at various locations in Delhi, including Tilak Marg and Darya Ganj police stations.

However, the lawyers said no paperwork or formalities have been completed by the police and the detainees have just been kept at various places. Even the police is not saying why they have detained them and what paperwork they have done, the lawyers claimed.

Senior Left leaders Sitaram Yechury, D. Raja, Brinda Karat and Congress’ Sandeep Dikshit have been detained from Mandi House and Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav from Red Fort.

READ ALSO:  IT Industry should open with 15% workforce, maintain measures: Nasscom
India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Trending News In India

Trending Showbiz

Trending Sports

Latest Trending News In India

Akhilesh questions ‘intention’ behind deferring farm laws

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has questioned the 'intentions' of the Modi government to defer farm laws by one and...

Sensex breaches 50,000 for the first time

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Day after Joe Biden's inauguration as US President, the BSE Sensex on Thursday opened above the 50,000-mark in a landmark...

WhatsApp investment tips’ land two in trouble with SEBI

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Securities market regulator SEBI on Wednesday imposed a penalty of Rs 25 lakh on Mansoor Rafiq Khanda and Firoz...

Taking two steps forward, govt puts ball in farmers’ court

By Navneet Mishra (IANS) On Wednesday, the Centre took its biggest stand ever on the issue of three agricultural laws. The 10th round of...