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Bullet-proof jacket, baton in hand: When Kanhaiya turned cop briefly

Kumar was dressed in battle fatigues, a bullet-proof jacket and a helmet that made him look like a member of the anti-riot cell to make sure a violent mob of lawyers failed to spot him.

JNU protests Updated: Mar 02, 2016 10:39 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Kanhaiya Kumar has been disguised in battle fatigues, a bullet-proof jacket and a helmet to dodge lawyers in Patiala House Court.
Kanhaiya Kumar has been disguised in battle fatigues, a bullet-proof jacket and a helmet to dodge lawyers in Patiala House Court.(HT Photo)

Delhi police had to resort to sneaking JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, disguised in riot police gear, out of Patiala House court on February 17 when a mob of lawyers attacked the student leader on his way in to court.

Kumar was dressed in battle fatigues, a bullet-proof jacket and a helmet that made him look like a member of the anti-riot cell to make sure a violent mob of lawyers failed to spot him.

Police decided to use the disguise after at least 200 lawyers assembled near the courtroom and at the exit gates to stop them from escorting Kumar out of the court premises.

An emergency meeting was called at the police headquarters wherein senior officers agreed to the exit plan. Several sets of anti-riot gears were brought to the courtroom. Fifty policemen were dressed in the gear, while Kumar was also fitted with a baton and a police helmet with a visor to cover his face.