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Why Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi needs to visit his optician

Aishwarya Yerra | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:42 IST

Dear Bassi ji,

Is a visit to your optician in order? Or have you taken Gandhi ji's teen bandar too seriously? I ask this because, despite mounting evidence (we're talking photographs here) against lawyer Vikram Singh Chauhan for attacking JNU students on Monday, and JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in Patiala Court Complex on Wednesday, Delhi Police refuses to arrest him. Instead, your team has filed an FIR against 'unknown' persons for yesterday's shocking attack.

If all of this evidence wasn't enough to satiate you, let's not forget that Mr Chauhan, in an interview with India Today, openly declared that he did attack students and professors on JNU campus. He further stated that he actually sent out proper invites to ABVP members to come and disrupt proceedings at Patiala House Court.

Mr Chauhan then remained defiant and threatened to resort to violence if anyone raised anti-national slogans. Brilliant. Here's a report for more of this genius:

Patiala House court attacker Vikram Singh Chauhan threatens more violence

And what did you, dear ex-Delhi Police Chief, do in retaliation? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Your greatest action in all of this has been inaction. Inaction to the point of not even questioning the guy.

But for a second, let me give you the benefit of doubt. Perhaps, like the rest of us, your boss' word is golden? This boss, though, none other than the honourable Home Minister Rajnath Singh, has stated that Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief and Pakistan-based 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind, Hafiz Saeed, was behind the ongoing protests in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Wait, what?

Rajnath Singh ji based his conclusion on a tweet assumed to be Hafiz Saeed's. Unsurprisingly, it turned out a fake.


But wait, so this means Delhi Police might consider tweets evidence. Right? Right? Great. So let me take the liberty to post this picture tweeted by witnesses from the court compound. And it clearly shows Vikram Singh Chauhan assaulting Kanhaiya Kumar.

Chauhan attack

Huh, what's that you're saying? It is not good enough? Okay.

Maybe a refresher brought to you by NDTV reporter Sonal Mehrotra, would help: Open Letter To Police Chief Bassi From An Assaulted Reporter. Chauhan, this man that you so generously protect, had apparently offered to break Sonal's bones.

Now Chauhan denies affiliations with the 'ruling' party at the Centre, Bharatiya Janata Party. However, he enjoys posting pictures of him hand-in-hand with BJP's top brass. He also sends them repeated invitations via his Facebook page. But that could just be casual fandom. Check out his coveted photo album (all pictures courtesy Chauhan's Facebook page):


But really, we're more concerned for your eyesight more than anything else. If you face difficulty reading this letter, please fix an appointment at AIIMS. Once the fatter pair of snazzy eyewear is in place, kindly look through all the photographic and above mentioned evidence against Vikram Singh Chauhan. And please, do take the necessary action.


An Indian with eyes and ears.

(Edited by Durga M Sengupta)

First published: 18 February 2016, 8:35 IST