JNU Row: Police Lodges 2 FIRs Against Unnamed Persons After Patiala Court Skirmish

16/02/2016 10:13 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 15: JNU and AISA activists leave Patiala house premises after the clash with lawyers, on February 15, 2016 in New Delhi, India. A group of lawyers allegedly thrashed protesters and journalists inside the Patiala House court premises on Monday afternoon. The students and journalists had gone to the court for the bail hearing of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of sedition for allegedly raising anti-India slogans. The escalating stand-off over the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges today saw the students going on strike demanding his immediate release. Scuffle broke out in Patiala House court when JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was being produced. The court ruled that JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will stay in custody for two more days. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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 yesterday 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 cases 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.

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