ABVP leader and ex-DU Students' Union (DUSU) vice president Sunny Dedha has been booked for assaulting an NSUI member and his friend at the Law faculty of the university.
Pradeep Vijayaran, a third-year law student, who contested 2015 DUSU polls as a candidate of NSUI, Congress's students' wing, said the incident happened last evening when he and his friend Vineet were studying at Law Centre-I of Campus of Law College of the varsity.
He alleged that Dedha, alongwith his 7-8 friends, hit him and Vineet.
Dedha rubbished the charges saying that the complainant, Pradeep, was in an inebriated state and picked a fight when he objected to him making "indecent" remarks.
A case under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), of the IPC has been registered at Maurice Nagar police station, said a senior police officer.
Pradeep has said in his complaint that it all started after he objected to a youth urinating in the union room. He said that the youth he did not stop but "7-8 men later thrashed me".
He also alleged that one of the alleged attackers was Sunny Dedha.
Further, he alleged that he was hit on the head with a steel chair causing injury. His friend Vineet who tried to intervene was also beaten up by the group, he said.
Police reached the spot after getting information and took Pradeep to Bara Hindu Rao hospital where he was treated for the injury.
Dedha, when contacted, said, "Pradeep was drunk and when I passed by he made some indecent remarks. When I objected to it, he picked a fight and now am being blamed".