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JNU row: Kanhaiya Kumar beaten up by lawyers at Patiala House Court, sent to 14 days of judicial custody

The Supreme Court summoned Delhi Police counsel again after reports of fresh 'violence' at Patiala House court. The court also appointed a five-member team to visit the court and report back to it.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2016 9:19 pm
Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU row, patiala court JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar being produced at Patiala House court in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: Express Photo by Prem nath Pandey)

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, was allegedly beaten up by lawyers on Wednesday while he was being produced at Patiala House court. Despite the Supreme Court’s restrictions on who can be present in the court during his appearance, a group of lawyers assembled inside the complex shouting slogans. The lawyers then allegedly went on to beat up a journalist and student.

Taking note of fresh ‘violence’ at Patiala House, the apex court have appointed a five-member team to assess the ground situation and report back to it. The top Court also asked Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi to submit an explanation by tomorrow on his failure to ensure law and order at Patiala House today.

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Laywers protesting outside Patiala House Court on Wednesday. (source- ANI) Lawyers protesting outside Patiala House Court on Wednesday. (source- ANI)


5.10 pm: Send me to jail if there is evidence against me. If not there should be no media trial against me: Kanhaiya Kumar in court.

5.05 pm: I am an Indian. I have full faith in the Constitution as well as the judiciary of the country: Kanhaiya Kumar in court.

5.00 pm: Abrasions on Kanhaiya Kumar’s nose, injury on leg caused due to assault, says doctor who examined him.

4.45 pm:

4.32 pm:

4.30 pm:

4.29 pm:

4.28 pm:

4.25 pm:

4.24 pm: Police will not object to bail for Kanhaiya Kumar: Bassi.

4.24 pm: BJP MLA OP Sharma has also been summoned by police: Delhi Police chief BS Bassi.

4.23 pm: Lawyer Vikram Singh Chauhan, who was part of assault on journalists, JNU students, summoned by Delhi Police: Commissioner BS Bassi.

4.22 pm: I don’t think he (Kanhaiya Kumar) was beaten up: Delhi Police chief BS Bassi.

4.15 pm:

4.10 pm:

4.00 pm:

3.45 pm:

3.35 pm:

3.30 pm:

3.15 pm:

3.14 pm:

3.12 pm:

3.10 pm: Supreme Court appoints five-member team to visit Patiala House court and report back to it.

3.00 pm: Kanhaiya Kumar beaten up by lawyers at Patiala House Court.

2.52 pm: SC says it may appoint local commissioner to take stock of situation at Patiala House Court complex.

2.51 pm: SC asks counsel to tell Delhi Police Commissioner to take action against those indulging in violence irrespective of their profession.

2.50 pm: SC asks Delhi Police senior advocate to find out situation at Patiala House Court and get back to it in ten minutes.

2.45 pm:

2:37 pm: JNU is a very premier institution of India. It’s widely respected also: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

2:31 pm: Both the matters are under investigation, so I can’t comment. JNU has produced great academicians & public figures: RS Prasad.

2:31 pm: Allahabad HC agrees to hear PIL filed against Rahul Gandhi for his support to JNU students. Matter to be heard in March.

More security deployed at Patiala House court complex. (Source: ANI)

2:00 pm:

1:50 pm: Men in black robes beat up a man, raise slogans in Patiala House court, ahead of hearing on sedition case against JNU student leader Kanhaiya.

1:45: More security forces deployed after Patiala House Court.

1:35 pm: Protest by lawyers outside Patiala House Court leads to clashes among two groups. Journalist reportedly roughed up.

1:25 pm: Lawyers protest outside Patiala House Court raise slogans of “Vande Mataram” & “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.

1:25 pm: PIL filed against Rahul Gandhi for his support to JNU students in Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC.

1:15 pm: NHRC notice to the Home Secy, Chief Secy, & Delhi Police Commissioner, on allegations of beating of journalists & students outside Patiala House Court.

1:10 pm: Extreme views would destabilise the nation, people should be moderate in their approach: SC on Patiala House Court scuffle.

(with ANI inputs)

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    Abhinav Gour
    Feb 17, 2016 at 9:34 am
    Anarchy Everywhere... The Right Wingers dont even Respect the SC
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      Ram Reddy
      Feb 17, 2016 at 11:21 am
      Do you have guts to debate on 20 months MODI rule Vs 60 years of looters have guts joker come up if you really educated down load Mobile APP narendramodi read it otherwise shut your dirty ITALIAN MOUTH got it
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        Ram Reddy
        Feb 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm
        Proud to be strong supporter of DELHI LAWYERS they did the job no one else in face every one should teach lesson to these AISF and NSUI goons 60 years of looters still barking like pigs and this is the time to unite and kick these ANTI NATIONALS from our country and also learn lesson from these ANTI NATIONALS and be well prepared to teach lesson to these MF PROUD TO BE HINDU
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          Ram Reddy
          Feb 17, 2016 at 11:12 am
          Sick of PSEUDO SECULARISM this country ruled and ruined by one looters family with FAKE IS DYANSTY rulers, SCAMMERS CORRUPTION KINGS we do not want EUROPEN (NSUI GOONS) RUSSIAN and CHINA (AISF Looters) we want our own rulers like TEAM MODI we got SUPER PM OF ENTIRE INDIAN HISTORY and we fully support BJP and DELHI LAWYERS who taught GREAT LESSON to ANTI NATIONAL ELEMENTS we will VOTE ONLY BJP not Looters of INDIA
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            Ram Reddy
            Feb 17, 2016 at 12:22 pm
            come on looters with what face you support FAKE I who looted this country 60 years if you still support I think you are use less for this country you better go and live with pigs and I knew pretty well that you have FAKE ID covering with you PIG face haa...looser LONG LIVE TEAM MODI
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