CJI Ramana expresses deep shock at Ludhiana Court blast

Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana

Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana

Says such incidents a worrisome trend

New Delhi, Dec. 23 (Delhi Crown): Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana on Thursday expressed deep shock at the blast inside the Ludhiana District Court Complex claiming two lives and injuring four.

“Such incidents occurring in quick succession across the country is a worrisome trend,” he observed during the day.

It may be recalled that on Dec. 9 a low-intensity blast had occurred inside Rohini Court complex in Delhi leaving few injured. A DRDO scientist has been nabbed by the Delhi Police in this regard.

On Thursday, after the Ludhiana blast, CJI Ramana called up the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ravi Shankar Jha and enquired about the development. He also offered condolences to the bereaved members of the family of the deceased and wished speedy recovery of those injured.

Expressing grave concern at the lack of adequate security in court complexes, he hoped that the law enforcing agencies will pay necessary attention to ensure protection for the court complexes and all the stakeholders.

Earlier this year, in September, a horrific shootout as part of gang rivalry had taken place inside a courtroom in Rohini District Court, which left four gangsters dead. The incident had highlighted the security lapses in the court, on which the Delhi High Court later took cognizance.

The CJI also took suo motu cognizance of the issue of security of judges and courts in the wake of the killing of a District Judge in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The CJI had called for a special police force in the lines of RPF, CISF etc., for courts to enhance security.

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