Patiala House scuffle: SC directs all parties to share reports

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday directed all parties involved with the recent scuffles at the Patiala House court complex to share their reports and come to an appropriate finding which it would hear on March 10.

The apex court direction came four days after it had described the violence in the Patiala House court complex as “extraordinary circumstances” and had rejected a lawyer’s contention that exceptional importance was being given to one case which would demoralise lower judiciary and police.

The reports that are to be shared include those prepared by the Registrar of the Delhi High Court, by a Supreme Court appointed panel, by the Delhi Police, by the Bar Council of India, by the Delhi High Court’s administrative committee and a report prepared by the counsel of the accused.

The matter is being heard by a Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre.

The apex court had earlier said that lawyers involved in last week’s scuffles should keep away from politics.

Last Monday and Wednesday, lawyers of the Patiala House court attacked students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and media persons and injured a couple of them. The attacks occurred even as a bench of the court was scheduled to hear the sedition case of JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

The alleged assaults was said to be led by Vikram Chauhan, a lawyer of the court. (ANI)