New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday ordered in-camera proceedings in the hearing of the December 16 gangrape case following an "unprecedented situation" in the courtroom.
The court also restrained the media from publishing any news related to the case without court permission.
After a lot of chaos, five of the six men accused in the gangrape of a 23-year-old were finally produced before a court on Monday.
The five accused arrived in the Saket district court premises earlier in the day, but could not be presented before the metropolitan magistrate as a huge crowd of journalists, lawyers and onlookers packed into the courtroom.
The Saket court witnessed chaos as bar association members created ruckus after a lawyer offered to defend the accused.
Two of the six accused had on Sunday expressed the wish to turn into state witnesses. Vinay Sharma, a gym instructor, and Pawan Gupta, a fruit-seller, had confessed to their crime when produced before the court on December 19.
The two said they wanted to be witnesses in the case and refused to take the service of a legal aid counsel.
The six are accused of raping and brutally beating a physiotherapy intern in a moving bus in Delhi on the night of December 16. The victim died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.
The incident has caused widespread rage and protests all over the nation, with protests being staged in several major cities, mainly in Delhi.
Two accused want to become state witnesses