Patiala House Row: SC Panel to Submit Report Tomorrow

Published: 17th February 2016 05:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2016 05:10 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court appointed five-member panel and Delhi High Court's Registrar General will file their report tomorrow on today's incidents in the Patiala House House.

They would submit their report by 12 pm tomorrow following which the apex court woulld take up this matter.

Extremely upset with the latest developments in the Patiala House, the apex court said the present bail hearing of JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar should be adjourned under the present circumstances and formed a panel of five senior lawyers to find out the present situation in the Patiala House Court.

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan told the media that the apex court called the lawyer of the Delhi Police when informed about the latest developments in the Patiala House Court complex.

“The Delhi Police lawyer Mr. (Ajit) Sinha said that he was unable to get any instructions from the Delhi Police  as to what had happened, on which the court has directed a team of five court commissioners, who are senior lawyers of this court,  to immediately go to Patiala House Court under security escort of the Supreme Court and find out what has happened there, find out the situation in the Patiala House and then report back to the court  after which the court will issue further directions,” said Bhushan.

“Meanwhile, the court has said that under these circumstances, the present bail hearing of Kanhaiya Kumar should be adjourned because it would not be possible for the hearing to proceed in this kind of atmosphere or in this kind of situation. Now, the court will give further directions only after receiving the report of these five court commissioners, who have been sent to Patiala House,” he added.

The JNU students’ union president was earlier roughed up allegedly by a group of lawyers in the Patiala House Court. 

The incident took place when Kanhaiya was being produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Loveleen under heavy security cover.

High drama was witnessed at the Patiala House Court earlier in the day where two groups of lawyers were seen raising slogans inside the court premises and beating up each other including journalists.

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