Two FIRs lodged in connection with JNU scuffle

Two FIRs have been registered in connection with the attacks on journalists and students and teachers of JNU at the Patiala House court on Monday where JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was brought for hearing.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 02:05 AM IST

New Delhi: Two FIRs have been registered in connection with the attacks on journalists and students and teachers of JNU at the Patiala House court on Monday where JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was brought for hearing.

"The FIRs have been registered against unnamed persons under relevant Sections of the IPC," DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said, adding, police registered both case taking suo motu cognisance of the entire episode.

Several complaints were received by police at the three different police stations in New Delhi district.

While the first case specifically relates to the scuffle that took place inside the premises of the court, the second was registered for the scuffle between BJP MLA O P Sharma and CPI activist Ameeque Jamai outside Gate no 2 of the court.

In both the cases, the complainant technically happen to be police officials.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi had said that the allegations and counter allegations with regard to all the complaints have been received in connection with the entire episode. He further said that both sides of the issue are to be probed before any legal action is initated.

Violence broke out in the court complex when groups of lawyers today thrashed journalists and students and teachers of JNU drawing condemnation from several quarters.

Bassi described the incidents in the court complex as a scuffle and said no major injuries have been reported.