Patiala Court violence: SC agrees to hear a plea seeking SIT probe

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the Patiala House Court complex violence in which a group of lawyers were allegedly attacked journalists and JNU students on February 15.

They were assaulted during a hearing involving Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on sedition charge,

Earlier, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan said the three advocates were found to be leading an attack in two incidents as reported by the media and allegedly admitted by them in a sting operation.

Following the incident, senior advocate Kamini Jaiswal also moved the apex court seeking a SIT to probe the violence.

Referring to the sting operation by a TV channel, the PIL pointed out that the lawyers involved in the attacks admitted that these were “not spontaneous but in fact were pre-planned”.

They said that they would repeat the same acts of violence when Kanhaiya is produced in the court again.

It also pointed out that lawyer Yashpal Singh brazenly said that he would get a petrol bomb next time and would not leave Kanhaiya even if he was charged with murder. (ANI)