Patiala House Court violence: SC to hear plea for action against lawyers today

Several journalists, as also Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on sedition charges, were assaulted in the court premises on February 15 and 17.

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2016, 10:51 AM IST
Patiala House Court violence: SC to hear plea for action against lawyers today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday will hear a plea seeking contempt action against three lawyers who were allegedly caught on camera, admitting to have attacked Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others when he was produced in the Patiala House Court complex last week.

Bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will hear the matter

Several journalists, as also Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on sedition charges, were assaulted in the court premises on February 15 and 17.

The plea, which was on Wednesday filed in the apex court, also sought a direction to set up a Special Investigation Team to probe the incidents of violent attacks on some journalists, students, teachers, defence lawyers and Kanhaiya on February 15 and 17 by some advocates in the premises of Patiala House courts here during the hearing of the sedition case involving the JNUSU leader.

Kamini Jaiswal, in the PIL filed has sought initiation of suo motu contempt against three lawyers - Vikram Singh Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma - for allegedly interfering in the administration of justice and wilfully violating the apex court's February 17 order.

The PIL said the three advocates were found to be leading an attack in two incidents as reported by the media and allegedly admitted by them in a sting operation. They have not only been identified but they also admitted to their involvement in the incidents of violence but still police did not make any attempt to arrest them, the petitioner contended.