Kanhaiya Kumar wasn't heckled at Patiala House court complex: Delhi Police chief BS Bassi
Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi ruled out reports of attack on JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar by a section of lawyers at Patiala House court complex.
New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi ruled out reports that Jawaharlal Nehru University student union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar was roughed up by a section of lawyers while he was being produced at Patiala House court complex on Wednesday.
Speaking to media, Bassi said, "Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested over sedition charges, was brought to the court complex under adequate police cover. There was lot of jostling and pushing at the time, However I don't think the JNUSU president was beaten up by anyone."
Playing down the attack over Delhi Police acting as mere spectators when the scuffle broke out at the court complex, the Delhi senior cop asserted that the situation actually never got out of control. "I don't think situation went out of hand at the court complex. Our officers were present at the scene and shielded Kanhaiya properly.
"Delhi police had no option but to wade through the crowd. Using force over the crowd might have been counterproductive. We will be sending a report to the Home Ministry on the matter," he said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi police chief said that three Delhi lawyers have been summoned for carrying out attack on media persons on February 16 at the court complex.
"Summons have been issued to three lawyers for previous attack on journalists and students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University. BJP MLA OP Sharma has also been summoned in connection with assault on journalists at Patiala House court," he said.
Bassi, who earlier today claimed that the Delhi Police have enough evidence against Kanhaiya, asserted that if he won't oppose his bail plea. "Though, I am not giving any clean chit to Kanhaiya, but in case if he applies for bail, we won't oppose it. Since he is making an appeal, I personally feel a young person can perhaps be considered for being given a chance." he concluded.
JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was produced before the Delhi court today under heavy security, was sent to judicial custody till March 2.