A sting operation carried out by India Today, reveals Vikram Singh Chauhan and Yashpal Singh — lawyers who beat up journalists and students outside the Patiala Court House on 15 February— admit to thrashing Kanhaiya Kumar for about three hours while he was in police custody and also went on to say that Kumar wet his pants while being beaten up.
Vikram Chauhan, who was the face of the sting operation, admits to forcing the JNUSU President to say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', and further went on to say that he will not hesitate to beat him up again and would even get a petrol bomb. Yashapal Singh, another of the brazen lawyers doesn't seem to be afraid of ending up behind bars as he says, "I will not leave him even if I'm charged with murder."
According to an NDTV report, the Supreme Court will hear a petition filed against Vikram Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma seeking action against them based on the sting operation. The three were the dominant faces of the attack on scribes and students, among lawyers, during the Patiala House attack on 15 February.
The India Today sting op also showed Yashpal Singh is seen saying that he will go to same jail as Kanhaiya and "beat him up in his cell." Apart from revealing that the police was fully supporting him, Chauhan went on to say that "Some of the personnel were standing, including some from the CRPF. They said, 'Sir good sir'. I said - 'Come'. They said, 'Sir, we are in uniform... but good, good.'"
The lawyers admitted to planning an attack on Umar Khalid as well — "something big", as the India Today sting op disclosed.
Kanhaiya Kumar and other JNU students have been booked under sedition, while the three lawyers have been booked under minor provisions of the Indian Penal Code such as affray, which is a public order offence that consists of disturbing the peace in a public space. The charges against the lawyers are easily bailable.
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