Patiala House scuffle: SC to hear JNU alumni's plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to give an urgent hearing today to a plea seeking action against those involved in thrashing journalists and JNU students and teachers in the Patiala House court complex where a student union leader was to be produced.

Student activists hold placards against the February 15 attack on JNU students and teachers at Patiala House court. PIC/PTI
Student activists hold placards against the February 15 attack on JNU students and teachers at Patiala House court. PIC/PTI

The petition filed by N D Jaiprakash, an alumnus of JNU, who was hurt in the violence yesterday, sought action against the people involved in the violence and over “inaction” on the part of Delhi Police.

The petition, which was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur by senior advocate Indira Jaising, also demanded that the security measures in the court complex should be such that no person becomes a victim of violence.

SAR Geelani sent to police custody

New Delhi: Former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani, arrested for sedition in connection with an event at the Press Club of India here, was yesterday remanded to two-day police custody by a Delhi court.

The police sought his custodial interrogation for two days to identify those involved in raising anti-India slogans.

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