Supporters of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautla gathered Tuesday morning outside the Rohini court and tried to enter the premises, following which the police fired tear gas shells and resorted to baton-charge to disperse them.
"We had to use water canons, tear gas and lathicharge, as the supporters tried to break the police barricade outside the court around 9.20 a.m.," a police official said.
The protestors also tried to block all roads leading to the court."We have deployed over 1,000 police personnel in and around the court premises," the police official added.
A Delhi court in Rohini was to pronounce Tuesday its order on the quantum of jail sentence for Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala, who were convicted and sent to jail last week in connection with a teacher recruitment scam.
They have been accused of tampering with the selection list of over 3,200 teachers recruited in 1999-2000, when he was chief minister, and selecting teachers by taking bribes and for nepotism and favouritism.
The Supreme Court has held that the two-finger test on a rape survivor violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.
The Bombay High Court has refused to quash a criminal complaint against an artist who painted nude and derogatory pictures of his estranged wife in his bedroom
Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India, about 50 people on Saturday held a protest in Delhi demanding suspension of talks with China.
Rejecting the bail plea of Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen and one of his close aides, a West Bengal court Saturday sent them to judicial custody till May
The Tihar Jail here registered a record turnover of Rs.32.17 crore in 2012-13 against a turnover of Rs.12.20 crore during the previous year.
The orange city on Saturday recorded a maximum temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest place in the country
Eight villagers, including 3 children, and a securityman of elite Cobra battalion were killed in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in Naxal-affected Bijapur.