A day after eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan was assaulted, activists of right wing group Sri Ram Sene beat up Anna Hazare's supporters, including an elderly man who was punched and kicked in the face by a youth, outside the Patiala House courts.
The elderly man, Rajkumar, was severely assaulted along with two other persons.
Rajkumar was repeatedly punched, dragged on the road before a jeans-clad youth rushed in and kicked him in the face.
"We were demonstrating to lodge our protest against Wednesday's attack on Bhushan. We had not intention to fight but these people came and roughed up. They kicked and slapped us," said one Anna's supporters.
Rajkumar's granddaughter was one of the two little girls who had helped Hazare break his 13-day anti-corruption fast at the Ram Lila Maidan in August.
The incident took place outside Gate No 2 of the Patiala Court complext at around 5 pm when Anna supporters were registering their protest against Wednesday's assault on Bhushan and objected to sloganeering by Sri Ram Sene activists against Hazare.
Rajkumar and another injured person Mohd Shoufi were taken by the police to Ram Manohar Lohial Hospital.
Three persons, arrested for attacking Bhushan, were produced before the court which sent them to judicial custody till Friday.
As the order sending the trio to judicial custody was given, Sri Ram Sene activists rushed out and attacked Anna's supporters.
Sri Ram Sene activists said they were protesting against Bhushan's remarks on Kashmir [ Images ] advocating a plebiscite in the state.