JNU stir: Three lawyers summoned by police fail to appear before it
None of the three lawyers, who were summoned by Delhi Police in connection with the January 15 attack on journalists, students and teachers of JNU in Patiala House court, appeared before the police.
New Delhi: None of the three lawyers, who were summoned by Delhi Police in connection with the January 15 attack on journalists, students and teachers of JNU in Patiala House court, appeared before the police.
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.
"However, none of them turned up before the police today," a senior police official said.
BJP legislator OP Sharma was also issued summons asking him to appear before the police tomorrow, the official said.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said "the lawyers have been summoned to appear before police at 3 PM today. If they do not appear, I will move court and obtain warrants."
Bassi also said Chauhan was absconding.
Chauhan today allegedly led a brazen attack on journalists and JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at the Patiala House court.
Meanwhile, a person who identified himself as one Surendra Tyagi came outside the court and claimed that he was among the attackers too.
Boasting about his action, he confronted the media saying "we have done our job for today."
However, the police have so far found no video clip in which Tyagi can be seen assaulting anyone.
"Claims by the concerned person are yet to be verified," an official said, adding that Tyagi was not one of the three persons who have been sent summons so far.
Despite restrictions by the Supreme Court, the lawyers entered the Patiala House court complex today and roughed up a few journalists, snatched their mobiles and deleted video footage.
All the while, journalists alleged, police looked the other way.
When contacted, Chauhan claimed he was being targetted.
"These JNU people had sent their goons to the court premises today as well. They raised anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans following which a section of lawyers voiced opposition to their acts. We were provoked," he claimed.