SC seeks Centre’s response on Delhi court violence plea

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and Delhi Police on a plea seeking SIT probe into the assault on JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others by some lawyers at a court complex here on February 15 and 17.

The apex court bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre also issued notice to three lawyers — Vikram Singh Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma — for allegedly interfering in the administration of justice and wilfully violating the February 17 order of the Supreme Court.

Kanhaiya Kumar and a few journalists were assaulted at the Patiala House Courts complex on February 15 and 17. The notice is returnable on March 4.

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