JNU row: Police registers FIR in journalists attack case

New Delhi: Delhi Police today registered a First Information Report (FIR) against some lawyers over thrashing of journalists at a court here on Monday."We have registered an FIR in connection with the incident that occurred
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India TV News Desk February 16, 2016 13:59 IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police today registered a First Information Report (FIR) against some lawyers over thrashing of journalists at a court here on Monday.

"We have registered an FIR in connection with the incident that occurred in the court yesterday (Monday). We are looking into the matter," Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said here at a function of 69th Raising Day of Delhi Police.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who also attended the event, said, "An inquiry is going on over the incident."

However, Rajnath Singh who had earlier claimed a link between terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and the protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, refused to disclose any details.

Four journalists and some JNU students were assaulted at the Patiala House courts by a section of lawyers on Monday. A reporter of a news agency was slapped inside a courtroom while some other journalists were attacked within the court premises by lawyers who were raising "Bharat Mata ki Jai" slogans.

The incident took place just before the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of sedition, was to be presented before a court.

Meanwhile, a delegation of journalists today took out march against the attack on journalists at Patiala House Court. Journalists marched in protest from Press Club of India to Supreme Court over the attack. The journalists held placards and shouted slogans against the manhandling incident.

With IANS Inputs

 
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