JNU row: SC seeks response of Centre, Delhi Police (Update)

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New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and Delhi Police on a plea seeking an SIT probe in the Patiala House Court violence.

The apex court also sought response on initiation of contempt proceedings against three lawyers, who were allegedly caught on camera bragging and boasting that they had beaten up Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others, including journalists.

“The court has today issued notice to these lawyers and the Delhi Police Commissioner and the Union of India to respond to this petition by the 4th of March, which is the next date for hearing,” senior advocate Prashant Bhushan told the media here.

“Today the Supreme Court heard a fresh petition by Kamini Jaiswal on the Patiala House incidents of 15th and 17th February in which we have said that the advocates who were seen on the camera and thereafter on sting operations, not only admitting that has organised and participated in the violence against the journalists, students, teachers and the accused Kanhaiya Kumar are also seen boasting that next time they would do worst things,” he added.

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Bhushan further said the police in all account appeared to have been totally hand in glove with the lawyers and not preventing them from assaulting and attacking people and not taking any firm action against them even thereafter.

The apex court yesterday agreed to hear the matter after Bhushan sought an urgent hearing on the plea filed by another advocate.

The plea, which was filed in the apex court on Wednesday, sought suo motu contempt proceedings against lawyers Vikram Singh Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma on the ground that they have allegedly been caught on camera talking about the attacks.

The plea also sought a direction to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incidents. (ANI)

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