New Delhi, Feb 23: The Supreme Court and Centre have taken serious note after sting operation conducted by India Today exposed three lawyers admitting to have beaten up JNU students' union President Kanhaiya Kumar when he was in police custody.
The Modi government, which is facing strong criticism from opposition parties, has agreed to discuss the sting operation in Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session.
Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan mentioned the sting operation in the Supreme Court to which the top court has asked him to file a proper petition soon. The court will look at the India Today story after the petition is filed.
Shocking details have emerged in a sting operation conducted by India Today which shows three lawyers, Vikram Singh Chauhan, Om Sharma and Yashpal Singh admitting to beating up Kanhaiya Kumar.
The lawyers, accused of beating up journalists and students in Patiala House Court admit that they beat up Kumar for three hours while he was in police custody. They also admit that Kumar wet his pants during the beating.
"We thrashed him for three hours and we also forced him to say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. He raised the slogan following which we allowed him to go," said Chauhan.
Chauhan also said that many attackers on that particular day were brought from outside with the intent of beating up anti-nationals.