The persons from the northeast, who had gone to Tis Hazari courts on May 23 for recording of the statement of a molestation victim from the region, were allegedly abused and assaulted by some lawyers inside the courtroom of a magistrate.
"Contempt proceedings be initiated against the contemnors as the victims have been denied access to the justice delivery system," senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for the northeast residents, told a bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini.
The court, however, said that it would hear the contempt plea, which was filed on Wednesday with the registry, when it is brought on record and fixed the matter for hearing on July 16. The contempt plea has been filed in a pending PIL which was instituted after the court had taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the death of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania and had issued a slew of directions on the issue of safety and security of northeast citizens.
The fresh plea has sought initiation of criminal contempt against two Delhi-based lawyers who had allegedly abused and assaulted persons from northeast inside the Tis Hazari Court premises on May 23.