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`Kanhaiya told me he was assaulted outside court’

24, Feb 2016
#gendered-violence #peacemap

Feb 24 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
Dhananjay Mahapatra
New Delhi

The Delhi high court registrar general has informed the Supreme Court that he was told by JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar that he was assaulted by unruly lawyers on February 17 outside the trial court room in Patiala House Courts.

While clarifying that Kanhaiya was not assaulted inside the trial court room as his lawyers had complained, the registrar general said Kanhaiya looked dishevelled and told him that he was assaulted by lawyers outside the court.

He also confirmed the allegation of the six-member lawyers’ panel that an unauthorized person was present inside the court room adjacent to the trial court room.However, he said the man walked away when he told the police to apprehend him.

Apart from six lawyers of the accused, his teacher Himanshu, four reporters from news agencies and senior police officials, as well as some presiding officers of Patiala House Courts complex were present inside the courtroom.

Of the six-member lawyers’ panel sent by the Supreme Court on February 17, five -Kapil Sibal, Dushyant Dave, Rajeev Dhavan, Harin Raval and A D N Rao -gave a report which contained a video of Kanhaiya inside the court room complaining that he was assaulted by lawyers while being brought in.


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