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Kanhaiya's Arrest: SC to Consider Contempt Plea Against 3 Lawyers for Alleged Assault

One of the lawyers, Om Sharma, presented himself before police and was arrested. The other two are yet to appear.

Published: 23rd February 2016 02:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2016 02:20 PM   |  A+A-

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A lawyer shouts slogans standing on the main gate of Patiala House Courts before JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was produced in New Delhi on Wednesday.

By ANI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has reportedly agreed to consider a plea for contempt action against three lawyers who were allegedly caught on camera boasting that they had thrashed JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar while he was in police lock-up.

In a video broadcast on a news channel, the lawyers can be seen claiming they thrashed Kanhaiya for around three hours while he was in police custody.

Police had issued notices to lawyers Vikram Singh Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma to join investigation, in connection with the violence in Patiala House court complex on February 15 and 17 in which JNU students, teachers and journalists were attacked.

One of the lawyers, Om Sharma, presented himself before police and was arrested. The other two are yet to appear.

The Supreme Court yesterday made it clear that it would confine itself to the violence in Patiala House court complex on February 15 and 17h in which JNU students, teachers and journalists were attacked.

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