NEW DELHI - A key aide of Indias famed anti-corruption activist, Anna Hazare, was assaulted in his office during a television interview Wednesday, TV footage showed, reported CNN. A young man was seen slapping, kicking, punching and pulling down lawyer Prashant Bhushan from his chair. Authorities identified the attacker as Inder Verma, whose group claimed to be upset over remarks Bhushan made about Indian-occupied Kashmir. New Delhis police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told CNN that two other assailants fled the scene after the assault. Bhushan told the TV station interviewing him that his attackers were angry over his comments supportive of a referendum in Held Kashmir. Hazare condemned the attack on his fellow campaigner. I strongly condemn it. We have a lot of hopes on the young people... I pray to God to give wisdom to those who take the law into their own hands, he told a news conference. Leaders of both Indias ruling Congress party and the Hindu nationalist opposition denounced the beating of Bhushan, seen as one of the legal brains behind Hazares anti-graft movement. Hazares two hunger-strikes this year sparked public outrage against Indias federal government over allegations of massive corruption. The 74-year-old activist, who wears only a simple garb of homespun cotton, took vows of chastity and public service after he retired from the Indian army decades ago.