JNU row: SC-appointed panel to submit report on Patiala House Court violence today
Several journalists were again beaten up by a section of lawyers at the Patiala House Court on Wednesday.
New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court stepped in and issued a tough message to Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to personally ensure the safety and security of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, journalists and others in Patiala House Court complex, the team of lawyers set up by the apex court will on Thursday submit a written report on the violence that took place at the Patiala House Court on Wednesday.
The country's top court had yesterday rushed a 6-member team of Kapil Sibal, Rajeev Dhawan, Dushyant Dave, Ajit Sinha, AGN Rao and Harin Rawal to assess the situation in the Patiala House Court complex.
While informing the bench of Justices J Chelameswar and AM Sapre orally, the team termed the situation at the Patiala House Court as "unprecedented" and there was an "atmosphere was of fear and terror".
They also informed the apex court that JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar was "manhandled" while being produced in court.
Several journalists were again beaten up by a section of lawyers at the Patiala House Court - much like what happened on Monday - before Kanhaiya Kumar was brought there.
Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen sent Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody after Delhi Police said it did not need the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president any more for interrogation.
The lawyers who attacked the journalists were noisily protesting against JNU students who allegedly raised anti-India slogans a week ago.