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Jaitley's Presence in Patiala Court Complex During Attack Disturbing: Congress

Party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters that he, however, was not in anyway accusing the minister to be \"complicit\" in the assault.

Published: 27th February 2016 08:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2016 08:54 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress today said it is "extremely disturbing" that the first attack on mediapersons in the Patiala House court complex took place when Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley was present in its premises.

Party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters that he, however, was not in anyway accusing the minister to be "complicit" in the assault.

"The Minister of I&B is the governments interface with the media and if this happens while he was there in the premises, its something which is extremely disturbing", said Tewari, a former I&B Minister.

He said BJP MLA O P Sharma, who "assaulted" lawyers, journalists, teachers and the students, ostensibly was accompanying Jaitley for his deposition in the court.

At the outset, he said, the Supreme Court has already taken cognisance and has issued contempt notices against those who had perpetrated the violence in Patiala House court premises and since the apex court has taken cognisance, it will take it to its logical conclusion.

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