One week after Patiala House court attack, lawyer Vikram Singh Chauhan arrested

Vikram Singh Chauhan, the lawyer who allegedly led an attack on journalists and Jawaharlal Nehru University students at the Patiala House court complex, was finally arrested by the Delhi police, after widespread outrage over inaction on the incident.

Kanhaiya Kumar and Vikram Chauhan. PTI

Vikram Singh Chauhan (left) and Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

Chauhan was filmed on camera in two incidents of violence linked to protests at JNU recently, as reported by Zee News. In one of the incidents, he was seen beating up journalists and later boasting about hitting JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Among the lawyers present, Vikram Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma were the dominant faces of the attack on scribes and students at Patiala House on 15 February.

NDTV report states that Chauhan appeared before the police on Wednesday, six days after he was summoned. On the previous Friday, 19 February, he had ignored the summons and organised a march against what he termed as a campaign by the media against lawyers.

Shortly after the assault on mediapersons, photos of Chauhan with several senior BJP leaders went viral on social media, leading to allegations that he had a close relationship with the government.

Updated Date: Feb 25, 2016 07:46 AM

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