Court violence: Lawyer Chauhan appears before police

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016,14:46 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Vikram Singh Chauhan, who was the face of two brazen assaults on journalists and JNU students and teachers at a court complex here last week, appeared before police today.

Chauhan was caught on camera leading a group of lawyers in mounting the assaults on two occasions, February 15 and 17, at the Patiala House court complex, triggering widespread outrage and condemnation. On Monday, a news channel had aired a sting operation in which the lawyer was seen boasting about beating JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, charged with sedition, when he was brought to the court on February 17. Police had issued multiple summons to Chauhan and some of his colleagues.

Yashpal Singh, one of Chauhan’s colleagues who was also caught on camera thrashing journalists and JNU teachers and students, was arrested last night and was released on bail.