In a CNN-IBN report, Kanhaiya Kumar recounts the incident of him being beaten up in the Patiala House Court by a bunch of 'goon' lawyers. Kanhaiya said that they threw him down, made him fall and when he tried to extricate himself, the 'lawyers' entered the gates, chased him and then one of them hit him.
One being challenged by the police, this man, recounts Kanhayia, brazenly questioned the police back and walked out without even a scratch.
"I told the police he was hitting me, they didn't do anything. I told the judge I have full faith in the Constitution. These are highly politically motivated persons," says Kanhaiya.
"Main is desh ka naujawan hoon, main JNU mein PhD kar raha hoon, log keh rahe hain ki main desh drohi hoon, kuch media mera trial kar rahi hai (I am a youth of this country, I am doing my PhD in JNU and people are calling me an 'anti-national', a section of the media has put me on trial)," an emotional Kanhaiya said.
As the video makes it evident, the police have no clear answers. Officers are giving various contradictory versions. Sushil Kumar, SHO, Tilak Marg, said: "Mujhe nahi pata kaun aaya, (I don't know who came)" while Virender Jain, SHO, Vasant Kunj said, "Hamein nahi pata maara ki nahi, yeh mujhe nahi pata. (I don't know if he was hit)".
While Jatin Narwal, DCP said that the attack had not taken place.
Subhash Chandran, one of Kanhaiya's lawyers, said he had repeatedly appealed to the police for help but they did nothing.
"They were just watching and let the goons do what they want," he says. Chandran had asked a Tilak Nagar police officer for help, but in turn he was asked as to why he was appearing for a "Pakistan agent". Chandran adds that no FIR has been issued on his complaints even after he provided four names. Top lawyer Prashant Bhushan said police took no steps to stop the beating and it shows their complicity.
"SIT will investigate what happened in Patiala House, Delhi Police can't be expected to do an honest and impartial investigation," Bhushan said.
Security in Tihar has been increased as intelligence reports suggests that Kanhaiya could by attacked in the jail.
Kanhaiya's brother Manikant Singh said that it was clear that the police was not helping his brother, "I'm certain my brother is in trouble. He stood up to ABVP and RSS and openly challenged them."
Published Date: Feb 28, 2016 08:32 am | Updated Date: Feb 28, 2016 08:34 am