"At least the MLA was arrested. That MLA had allegedly beaten. Does this happen anywhere? It is not a normal situation. We believe there is something more to it and that is why we do not want them to go back to Patiala House courts for bail", a bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre said.

Sharma, a first-time MLA, was arrested on charge of causing hurt and granted bail immediately. He was quizzed for around eight hours at the Tilak Marg police station in connection with the case.

The Delhi Police had come under severe criticism for not taking action against the legislator despite having clear video footage showing him beating up the CPI activist when the court was hearing the JNU case.

The police had issued summons to Sharma on February 17 after which he appeared before the investigators.

The case against Sharma was registered under sections 323 (causing hurt), 341 (wrongfully restraining) and 160 (punishment for committing affray) of the IPC.

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