JNU Case: Apologise For Lawyers Involved In Violence, Says Bar Council

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After violence at a Delhi court by lawyers who assaulted arrested JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar and also attacked journalists, the Bar Council of India expresses remorse.

The Bar Council has also arranged an inquiry and said lawyers involved in the violence could lose their licence.

“A three-member committee will probe the violence. They will submit a report in three weeks,” said Manan Kumar Mishra.

A large group of slogan-shouting lawyers intimidated and attacked supporters of the JNU student and journalists at Patiala House Court yesterday. Many in the same group had abused JNU teachers, students and the media on
Monday too.

The group blow up into the court complex before a hearing on Kanhaiya Kumar and also kicked and punched him while he was being led to the courtroom.

Many of the lawyers were seen and heard bragging afterwards that they had “done their fundamental duty” by beating Kanhaiya Kumar and those who backed him.

One of the lawyers, Surinder Tyagi, boasted that he was detained but got way as he had “pulled strings”.

Another lawyer, Vikram Chauhan, was at the forefront of both incidents of violence. He was seen abusing a Left activist on Monday.

Mr Kumar was arrested on 12th February on sedition charges, for allegedly making anti-national pronouncements at an event at JNU in support of terrorist Afzal Guru.

His supporters and opposition parties say his arrest is a sign of the government trying to smother dissent.

wefornews bureau

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