New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to ensure proper and adequate security at Patiala House court complex where JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, charged with sedition, is to be produced before a metropolitan magistrate.
The apex court ordered that there will be restricted entry of people which will include the lawyers for the accused and prosecution, in the court room during the proceedings relating to the remand of Kanhaiya whose extended police custody of two days is expiring on Monday.
Besides the presence of lawyers of both sides, the bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre said that the two family members of the accused, if present, will be allowed in the court room, otherwise one faculty member of JNU and a student would be allowed on behalf of the accused.
The bench also restricted the entry of mediapersons inside the court room during the proceeding by limiting it to five journalists.
It said that 25 journalists would be allowed to enter the compound and all the entries would be allowed only after proper identification and verification.
The apex court asked the Delhi High Court Registrar General to be present in the Patiala House court complex for verification of people or group of people who have been allowed access to the court room and its compound.
It, however, said that the directions given by it were limited to only on Wednesday.
The bench was informed that administrative committee of the Delhi High Court will meet at 2 pm on Wednesday to analyse and peruse the report of the District Judge who was asked to prepare the account of the incident that had taken place on 15 February at the Patiala House court where the lawyers had thrashed students, teachers and journalists who were presnt in connection with the Kanhaiya Kumar case.
Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.
Updated Date: Feb 17, 2016 13:08:40 IST