JNU Row: Kanhaiya Kumar Beaten Up, Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody

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4:55 pm 17 Feb, 2016

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar has been sent into judicial custody till March 2.



The Patiala House Court has also directed the concerned DCP to ensure safety of the accused Kanhaiya Kumar’s till his transportation to jail.

The Jail superintendent has also been directed to take necessary steps to prevent any harm to the accused Kanhaiya Kumar.


Kanhaiya, who was brought to the Patiala House Court for hearing on February 17, was roughed up by a group of lawyers.



Amid the violent clashes at the court, the Supreme Court had appointed a five-member team of lawyers to submit an immediate report on the court scuffle and has summoned Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi.

Earlier, the SC had said that the Kanhaiya’s hearing should be adjourned.






It is the second incident within a short span of time in which journalists were attacked and slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ were raised by a group of lawyers.

Firstpost reporter Tariq Anwar was beaten up by lawyers.



This happened despite Supreme Court’s strict guidelines for Kanhaiya’s hearing and security forces deployed at the court premises.




It is also reported that the police did not take action while a group of lawyers were creating lawless situation.



Meanwhile, photos of the lawyer Vikram (who manhandled Firstpost journalist today) with Home Minister Rajnath Singh have emerged.



The sources have said that B S Bassi might be promoted to the post of chief info commissioner.


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