ASSAULT in COURT

Police to take coercive action against 2 lawyers: Bassi

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  • Police had issued summons to lawyers Vikram Singh Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma to join investigation, following which Om Sharma presented himself before them and was arrested. But the two others are yet to appear.

Two of the three lawyers, who were caught on camera allegedly assaulting journalists, JNU teachers and students at Patiala House court last week, face arrest if the situation demands as Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Tuesday asserted that coercive action will be taken against them.

The lawyers had also failed to present themselves before the Delhi Police despite being summoned many times.

Bassi's comments came a day after a television channel aired a sting operation done on two of the three advocates in which they claimed that they had thrashed JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and he wet his pants during the beating.

They were also seen claiming that there were plans to assault Kanhaiya again in prison.

"We had summoned them many times. We have arrested one after he joined investigation. For eight days we have sent repeated summons to the others.

"Now we have the option of taking coercive action against them. We will go with the law and arrest them if it demands so," Bassi said in an interview to the news channel.

In the latest notice to them, the two lawyers were asked to join probe on Monday, which they did not oblige.

Police had issued summons to lawyers Vikram Singh Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma to join investigation, following which Om Sharma presented himself before them and was arrested. But the two others were yet to appear.

In the sting video, the lawyers were seen claiming to have spared Kanhaiya only after they made him raise a specific slogan praising India.

One of the lawyers was seen claiming that he would not sign a bail bond only to land in jail so that he could beat up Kanhaiya again inside the jail premises. He went on to say that they had full support of police during the scuffle on the court premises.

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