February,17,2016: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi to file a report by Friday morning on why the cops at the Patiala House court complex failed in their duty to provide security to JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar after a panel of senior lawyers appointed by SC told the court that the police had miserably failed in maintaining law and order in trial court and the Kanhaiya was brutally assaulted.
A panel of lawyers sent by the apex court to assess the situation at the Patiala House court complex expressed shock at the volatile and unprecedented situation at the court premises and told a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar that police failed to comply with the SC which had directed to provide enough security to the accused.
“We were abused and called agents of Pakistan,” senior lawyer Rajiv Dhawan, who was part of the panel, told the court.
“We would have been beaten up black and blue by lawyers if security cover would not have been given to us. Flower pot, pebbles and sand were thrown at us by lawyers who abused us and called agents of Pakistan,” Senior advocate, one of the member of the Committee told the top court. He told the bench that the committee talked to Kanhaiya and other people in Patiala Court premises and came to the conclusion that the apex court order was blatantly violated.
The court in the morning passed a slew of direction to maintain security in Patiala court premises where journalists and JNU students were brutally assaulted on Monday.
“We are concerned about the law and order situation” a Supreme Court bench said when senior lawyer Indira Jaisingh informed the court about the fresh violence including the assault on Kumar when he was brought for remand proceedings.
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