18, Feb 2016
Unprecedented security made little difference | Monday attackers involved
Ritika Jain & Azaan Javaid @dna
New Delhi: Student union president of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Kanhaiya Kumar, was beaten up by the lawyers outside the Patiala House court complex on Wednesday. Kanhaiya was brought to be produced before the metropolitan magistrate (MM) Loveleen’s court for trial proceedings when, despite the unprecedented security, a mob of lawyers descended upon him.
Kanhaiya was brought in via a visitors/lawyers’ entrance, not normally used to bring in arrested accused, at 2:50 pm after a medical check-up. This move by the Delhi Police is puzzling since gate no.1 on Tilak Marg, which is close to the lock-up, is the de facto entrance used to bring in arrested prisoners and high-profile accused.
That was the first attack. Kumar was attacked for the second time inside the court complex by a “lawyer”, in a grey-checked coat, wearing goggles (brown sunglasses) and with rings on fingers. He was intercepted by his attacker in the corridor leading to the courtroom where Kumar was to be produced.