16, Feb 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
NEW DELHI: Violence broke out in Patiala House court complex when groups of lawyers on Monday attacked journalists, students and teachers of JNU and unidentified people in and outside the court dubbing them as anti-nationals in the wake of a raging row over the arrest of a student leader of the university.
A Delhi BJP MLA O.P. Sharma, who happened to be in the complex, also joined a group of lawyers in beating up a person, identified as CPI activist Ameeque Jamai, who was taken to Tuglaq Road police station, reports PTI.
The violence broke out when JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar against whom a sedition case has been filed was to be brought before metropolitan magistrate Lovleen for remand proceedings but was later taken elsewhere.
The lawyers, claiming to be patriots, first targeted the JNU students and teachers inside the court. They beat them up telling them that the JNU is a “den” of anti-India elements and terrorists.
A television reporter was attacked while a woman journalist was spared even as the crowd threatened them that their phones and bones will be broken.