"Right to protest coexists with what Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr said - The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins", the police commissioner posted on microblogging website Twitter.

Although, Bassi attributed the quote to American Jurist Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, its origin is disputed as the adage is attributed to various legal luminaries. The quote is also recorded in a 1919 Harvard Law Review essay by legal philosopher Zechariah Chafee which contained a version spokenby an anonymous judge.

Referring to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's tweet that Delhi Police was being used as RSS and BJP's 'private army', Bassi said that he will try to clear the CM's misgivings when they meet next.

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