Police issues fresh notices to lawyers to appear before it
While one of the three lawyers has been identified as Vikram Singh Chauhan, names of the other two have not been disclosed by the police.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday issued fresh notices to three lawyers who despite being summoned for two consecutive days, did not turn up before the investigators in connection with the attack on journalists, students and teachers of JNU in Patiala House court on February 15.
"This is the third time the police have sent them notices, asking them to join investigation. If they do not respond this time, we are likely to move court," a senior police officer said.
While one of the three lawyers has been identified as Vikram Singh Chauhan, who led the groups of attacking lawyers on Monday and also on Wednesday defying Supreme Court instructions, names of the other two have not been disclosed by the police.
Notices to them were first issued on Wednesday in which they were summoned at Tilak Marg police station by 3 PM but they did not appear, following which similar notices were again served in the next day, and for the third time today.
When contacted, Chauhan said that he will "follow" his senior's instructions on whether to appear before the police or not. He also joined a lawyers' march protesting against alleged "anti-nationals" near India Gate today.
On Monday (February 15) violence broke out in Patiala House court complex where groups of men dressed in lawyers' robes attacked journalists, political activists, students and teachers of JNU, dubbing them as "anti-nationals" in the wake of a raging row over the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.
On Wednesday, another such group led another attack on journalists and Kanhaiya Kumar who was produced at the court at the end of his police custody.
Meanwhile, police are also probing the role of one Surendra Tyagi, who came outside the court on Wednesday and claimed that he was among the attackers too. However, no notice has been sent to him yet as the police have so far found no evidence to verify his claims.