Begusarai (Bihar): A day after JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was assaulted by lawyers in a Delhi court complex, police have taken steps to ensure security to his family here.
"We have put a police team comprising five armed policemen and an officer at FCI police station on stand by mode to rush to Kanhaiya Kumar's house located in Maksaspur Tola in Bihat village," Begusarai Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said.
The decision to keep the police force ready to deal with any threat to the JNUSU president's family members or house has been taken strictly as a precautionary measure, he said referring to the incident yesterday at Patiala House court premises in New Delhi where Kanhaiya Kumar was attacked.
Kumar said that the team would remain at the FCI police station for the "time being" and will be put on duty only in the event of any threat or intimidation to Kanhaiya Kumar's family or house.
Local BJP and ABVP workers have been agitating in Begusarai district demanding stern action against Kanhaiya Kumar and others for 'anti-national' sloganeering in JNU last week.
Meanwhile, Kanhaiya Kumar's elder brother Manikant Singh, who works in a private factory in Assam's Bongaigaon district and younger brother Prince Kumar, who studies in Delhi, have returned to their native village to be with their parents Meena Devi and Jai Shankar Singh for the time being.
While Kumar's mother works as Anganwadi Sevika, his father is bed-ridden due to a paralytic attack.
A CPI leader today said that the attack has left his parents "worried", but they are showing "exemplary courage" at this difficult juncture and are confident he will come out clean.