SC to hear PIL on Patiala House court attack today

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New Delhi, Feb. 17 (ANI): Following the attack on students and scribes outside the Patiala House court, the Supreme Court is set to hear the PIL on the case on Wednesday, after journalists moved the apex court yesterday.

In a memorandum, the journalists told the apex court to punish those responsible for the violence outside the Delhi court.

Journalists from different organisations marched to the Supreme Court yesterday in protest against the mob violence outside the Patiala House court where lawyers and politicians were seen beating up scribes and students.

Marching from the Press Club here, the journalists chanted slogans against Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi.

“When we were reporting from the site, around 15 people ganged up on us asking us to leave. We called the police for help but they said that they could not do anything. After they saw me recording the footage of them beating up others, they threatened me saying that if I don’t leave they will break my bones. Despite all this, if Bassi calls it a minor scuffle then it’s incredible. I’m just doing my job here, they don’t want to hear the truth,” NDTV’s reporter Sonal Mehrotra told ANI.

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Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will also hear a plea today complaining of inaction of police against those involved in thrashing journalists, students and teachers in a city court and seeking a fair trial “free from fear of violence and prejudice” for JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar. (ANI)

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