Court grants bail to advocate arrested for beating cop

Updated: Aug 12 2022 8:39PM

New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI) A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to an advocate who had allegedly beaten up a Police Head Constable inside Anand Vihar Police Station, noting that there was no need for custodial interrogation.

The court, however, said “a bar member or an advocate was expected to act with professionalism and dignity while conducting relations with public officials” and “the act of the accused has belittled the institution of the bar”.

Police arrested advocate Satish Kumar on August 6 after registering FIR under Sections, 186 (voluntarily obstructing a public servant from discharge of functions) 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty)353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty), and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.