Kanhaiya Kumar's Medical Reports Contradict Police Claims, Shows He Was Injured In Attack

19/02/2016 11:51 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Indian student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar (C) is escorted by police into Patiala Court for a hearing in New Delhi on February 17, 2016. Student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar had been arrested for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans at a rally called to protest against a Kashmiri separatist's execution three years ago -- a charge he denies. His arrest has reignited a row over freedom of expression in India, where some rights campaigners say the Hindu nationalist government is using the British-era sedition law to clamp down on dissent. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP / Chandan Khanna (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's medical examination report showed that he received external injuries during the attack on him at the Patiala House court complex, which contradicts claims by police.

The medical report disclosed that Kanhaiya Kumar was injured. There were multiple abrasions on his left foot and nose, apart from tenderness in his left toe, a police source said today.

The student leader was produced in the court on Wednesday after the end of his police custody, where a group of men dressed in lawyers' robes unleashed a brazen attack on him and others, which included journalists, who were present there.

Following the incident, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi had said that Kanhaiya Kumar was "well-protected" and he was "not beaten up".

He, however, initiated inquiry into reports of stone pelting on him.

Later in the night, the police registered two fresh cases in connection with the violence at the court complex, of which one pertained to the attack on the student leader.

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