Abdul Karim alias Tunda was attacked on Tuesday by two right-wing activists inside the Patiala House Court. The police have arrested both the accused.
According to the police, the incident took place around 4 p.m. when the Lashkar-e-Taiba activist was at the gallery outside the courtroom, where he had to be produced for the extension of his police custody.
“It was then that 40-year-old Shiv Kumar Raghav, a member of the little known Hindu Sena, approached Tunda and slapped him. Raghav was joined by one Vishnu Gupta, also a member of the same organisation, and both tried to attack Tunda again. But they were overpowered by police personnel present at the spot,” a senior police officer, said.
A case has been registered against Raghav and Gupta and both now face charges under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 465 (punishment for forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
The charges pertaining to forgery were slapped because Raghav was allegedly carrying a fake visiting card of a popular Hindi news channel network, said the police. The two also raised slogans against Tunda.