Prominent lawyer and member of Team Anna Prashant Bhushan was attacked in full view of television cameras by three youth claiming to be from the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena.
Bhushan was in his chambers giving an interview to the Times Now news channel, when two assailants barged into the room and began assaulting him.
The group claimed responsibility on their Facebook page saying, "We hit Prashant Bhushan hard in his chamber in Supreme Court. If u will try to break my nation, I will break ur heads."
The three youth have claimed that they were offended by comments Bhushan had made in relation to Jammu and Kashmir. Bhushan had been in Varanasi and had said that it was his opinion that a referendum could be held in the state. One of the attackers speaking to media, shortly before his arrest, was insisting that this is an anti nationalist and anti India stance.
Six hours earlier, Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena group had put up a status on Facebook saying, "God give us power to complete our mission."
Bhushan has filed an FIR with the Delhi police. Meanwhile one of the two attackers was arrested, while the other fled the scene.
Watch video of Kiran Bedi's reaction to the attack on Prashant Bhushan
Updated Date: Oct 12, 2011 19:09 PM