New Delhi:  Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was assaulted by lawyers when he was entering a Patiala House court room here on Wednesday, witnesses said.

Kanhaiya Kumar was brought to the court since he is facing a sedition charge. He was escorted to the court by a posse of police personnel. His arrest has triggered a political storm.

Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi has justified the arrest of JNU student Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar saying he was involved in anti-national sloganeering during Afzal event.

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On Monday, lawyers had assaulted mediapersons and JNU students inside the Patiala House court complex, which is located in the heart of Delhi.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, while taking note of the February 15 incident said that the entry of the accused lawyers, prosecution, relatives of Kanhaiya Kumar and five journalists only will be permitted.

The court also said that one member from JNU faculty and one student would be permitted in the courtroom on behalf of Kumar.

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