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)

Highlights:

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)