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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Three attack Prashant Bhushan for Kashmir remarks

New Delhi: Senior lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan was beaten up by three people inside his chamber in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Bhushan was assaulted by the trio belonging to a little known outfit Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena, which claimed that the lawyer was beaten up because of his comments on the removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the Kashmir Valley.

Three activists belonging to the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena barged into Bhushan's chamber on Wednesday afternoon claiming that they had an appointment with him and brutally assaulted him.

The attackers pulled the lawyer out of the chair, slapped, dragged and repeatedly punched him. Even after Bhushan fell down the attackers kept on hitting him with their legs. Bhushan's shirt was torn and his spectacles fell when he was roughed up.

One of the attackers has been arrested while the other two managed to escape. He has been identified as Inder Verma belonging to Nangloi in New Delhi.

Verma claimed that he and his associates had only come to seek Bhushan's explanation on the comments but they were attacked by the lawyer's aides.

Bhushan, who has been taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, was attacked while he was giving an interview to a news channel.

The outfit has taken responsibility for attacking Bhushan.

"We are taking responsibility for beating Prashant Bhushan for his statement against national integrity," Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena said.

The outfit also updated its Facebook page claiming responsibility for the attack.

"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 Facebook status update said.

Delhi Police has filed an FIR against the arrested person and are investigating the case.
The attacks also raises questions about the security of the lawyers' chambers.

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