New Delhi: BJP MLA O.P Sharma who was caught on camera beating a CPI activist at Patiala House court on Monday, joined the probe into the assault case today, a day after he was served summons by Delhi Police.
Sharma, a first-time MLA, presented himself before the Tilak Marg police station today.
The police had yesterday issued summons to him as well as three lawyers in connection with assault on journalists and JNU students and teachers at the court complex on Monday.
Delhi Police has been under attack for not taking action against those involved in the assault at the court complex on Monday and yesterday.
Sharma, in his defence, however, had said that 'it was a natural act as he was attacked first'. According to Sharma, when he was coming out of the court, he heard a man shouting pro-Pakistan cheers.
"I asked him to stop shouting such slogans, and in between scuffle started," he had said, adding that ‘the person hit him on his head and started running away.
The BJP has backed Sharma, saying he was opposing anti-India slogans and was hit on the head first, to which he reacted.
The incident ‘had taken place just before the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of sedition, was to be brought to the court.