New Delhi, Nov 25: Harvinder Singh, a small-time transporter, who slapped Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar days after assaulting former Telecom Minister Sukhram, was sent today to Tihar Jail by a Delhi court.
Metropolitan Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur remanded 27-year-old Harvinder Singh in judicial custody till December 9 after Delhi Police produced him in the court amidst tight security.
He has been charged with assaulting Pawar, a public servant, and threatening him yesterday, besides trying to kill himself by slashing his wrist with his small ‘kirpan'.
Activists of NCP, shouted slogans and blocked traffic outside Patiala House court premises and even tried to assault the accused later.
Singh was remanded in judicial custody after police pleaded that he has become “a threat to the society” and should not be released.
Singh showed no remorse and shouted slogans like “Bhagat Singh Zindabad, Rajguru Zindabad” in the courtroom. He also said he would want to repeat what he did.
Later, when police was escorting him to Patiala House court lock-up after the court order, around 25 NCP supporters tried to assault him. The police, however, managed to take him away him to the lock-up.
Police officials persuaded the NCP supporters, who slogans like ‘Sharad Pawar zindabad', to leave the court premises.
NCP workers today attempted to assault Harvinder Singh in the court complex when he was taken for remand proceedings.
Around 25 NCP activists tried to assault 27-year-old Harvinder Singh as he was being escorted to Patiala House court lockup following his judicial custody remand till December nine by Metropolitan Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur.
The police, however, managed to take him away him to the lock-up and persuaded the NCP supporters, who were shouting slogans like ‘Sharad Pawar zindabad', to leave the court premises.
Earlier, the activists shouted slogans and blocked traffic at India Gate near Patiala House courts for about 10 minutes but were dispersed by police.
He was remanded in judicial custody after police pleaded that he has become “a threat to the society” and should not be released.
Singh showed no remorse and shouted slogans like “Bhagat Singh zindabad, Rajguru zindabad” in the courtroom. He also said he would want to repeat what he did.
During the court proceedings, Singh refused to engage any lawyer to defend himself saying he has no hope from the government.