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Delhi Police Arrests Lawyer for Assaulting Journalist and Kanhaiya Kumar

Yashpal Singh was among the group of lawyer who assaulted Kanhaiya Kumar and journalist on Feb 15 and 17.

Published: 23rd February 2016 10:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2016 11:06 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: After the arrest of Delhi BJP leader O.P Sharma in relation with Patiala House Court incident for rioting and violence. Delhi police on Tuesday for the first time have arrested  a lawyer for attack on journalist and Kanhaiya  Kumar .

Yashpal Singh was among the group of lawyer who assaulted Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President(JNUSU) Kanhaiya Kumar and journalist on Feb 15 and 17, for that he was summoned by Delhi police for question in the case.

“The accused is booked under section 147, 149,427 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code for the incident of February 15 and 17“said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal. The provisions cited in the DCP pertain to charges of rioting and causing hurt under the Indian Penal Code.

On February 15, the JNU row took an ugly turn when violence broke out in the Patiala House Courts complex with a group of men dressed in black robes, allegedly led by the three lawyers, who thrashed JNU students and teachers as well as media personnel both inside and outside the courtroom.

Earlier the Bar Council of India, sought the court's response as to whether it should proceed with the proposed inquiry against lawyers who had allegedly participated in the violent incidents in the Patiala House court complex on February 15 and 17 when jailed JNU Students' Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was being produced in connection with the sedition case.

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