In an open defiance of the Supreme Court order, a group of men in lawyers' robes barged into the Patiala House court complex and assaulted a journalist and student ahead of the hearing in the sedition case involving JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar. The group, which was seen raising slogans “Vande Mataram" and waving the India flag in the court premises, was led by Vikram Chauhan, one of the lawyers who had attacked the JNU students and faculty on February 15.
3:16 pm: We are concerned about the law and order situation, says the SC.
3:14 pm: The Supreme is informed by senior advocate Indira Jaising that Kanhaiya Kumar has been attacked in court premises - PTI
3:11 pm: Reports coming in, suggesting that stones are being pelted at journalists from inside at the Patiala House Court.
3:07 pm: The Supreme Court rushes a team of lawyers with police protection to assess the ground situation at Patiala House court.
2:31 pm: The Supreme Court gives the Delhi Police counsel 10 minutes to ascertain that violence is still happening in Patiala House court complex.
2:20 pm: A journalist present at the court said the clashes erupted in the court complex and the police presence did not deter the 'lawyers' from shouting slogans and assaulting others.
11:30 am: The Supreme Court had restricted the number of people inside the courtroom, allowing only five reporters and two supporters of the arrested students to attend the hearing.
The apex court had acted on a petition that alleged that the police were a “mute spectator to the brazen display of brute force" on February 15.