A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court regarding the Patiala House Court violence case and contempt proceedings against former Delhi Commissioner of Police BS Bassi and Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal, has been sought. The petition has been filed by ND Jayaprakash who claimed that security provided to JNUSU President Kanahiya Kumar was not enough when he was produced before the court. In February this year, JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar and many journalists were attacked in a court compound by lawyers in a shameless disobedience of Supreme Court orders and forcing it to step in.
There were strict instructions by the apex court to ensure security inside the Patiala House court, yet the Police failed to avoid a repeat. SC had directed Delhi PC BS Bassi to ensure adequate and proper security inside the court complex, as student’s union president Kanhaiya Kumar completed his two-day custody and was to be produced in Patiala House court. The lawyers marched into the court complex and chanted ‘Vande Mataram’ holding the national flag.
The journalists had alleged that the lawyers entered the court complex inspite of Delhi police being present and hit a few a few journalists and snatched away their phones to delete video footages. Later when Kanhaiya Kumar reached the court complex, the lawyers hit the JNU leader badly even as he was being escorted by several policemen from. Police commissioner B S Bassi had later denied that Kanhaiya Kumar “beaten up” and the Police had to carefully handle the lawyers.