Congress leader Anand Sharma was on Saturday attacked allegedly ABVP members on JNU campus as he took part in a protest meet against the police crackdown students on Friday.
IANS news agency quoted Sharma as saying that the “attack” took place some distance away from the place where the meeting was held at the varsity campus with the ABVP activists using “cover of the darkness.”
“There was a bleeding from my left ear following the attack and I also suffered some cuts. My personal security officer too was pushed from behind by the attackers,” the deputy leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha was quoted by the PTI news agency.
Eyewitnesses, on the other hand said that Sharma was repeatedly punched on his ear by an assailant causing profuse bleeding.
The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) soon issued a statement condemning the attack, and alleged that it was an ABVP activist who assaulted the former Union minister.
Among those who also took part in the protest meet on JNU campus on Saturday were the Congress VP, Rahul Gandhi, the CPI-M general secretary, Sitaram Yechury and the CPI leader D Raja.
Yechury and Raja had earlier met the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to order a magisterial probe into the anti-national sloganeering allegedly by the ABVP members on the JNU campus.
The Delhi police on Friday had arrested the leader of the JNU Students Union, Kanhaiya Kumar, on charges of sedition.