July 24, 2016 4:44:53 am
THE DELHI Police have filed three separate chargesheets in connection with the attack on journalists and others at the Patiala House Courts complex by a group of lawyers in February this year. The attack took place when JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was being produced in court in the sedition case filed against him.
The first chargesheet names advocates Vikram Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma as the accused while the second has been filed against BJP MLA O P Sharma. The third chargesheet is also against advocates Chauhan and Singh.
The three lawyers have been chargesheeted for alleged offences under sections 147, 149, 323 and 506 of the IPC. The BJP MLA has been chargesheeted for alleged offences under sections 323, 341 and 506 of the IPC.
The court is likely to take cognizance of the chargesheet on September 22.
In the present case, four separate FIRs were lodged by police in connection with the violence at the court on February 15 and 17.
According to sources, the chargesheet names several prosecution witnesses, including security guards, lawyers and scribes, who were reportedly present when the lawyers assaulted JNU students and journalists. Police also relied on CCTV footage, including those reportedly showing Kanhaiya being attacked in the court. (With PTI inputs)
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