Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking release of innocent people arrested in the JNU sedition case and slammed the Delhi Police for their alleged shoddy approach.
Kejriwal demanded identification of the real culprits and strict action against them, alleging that police had failed miserably to do so.
“The entire country is unanimous about taking strict action against the guilty. But innocent people should not be harassed and but should be released at the earliest,” he wrote to Modi, alleging the recent developments have shaken public faith in the Delhi Police. He also sought action against Delhi BJP legislator O P Sharma who was caught on camera scuffling with a sympathiser of JNU students who gathered at a court complex on Monday.
Sharma, in turn, claimed doing nothing wrong and alleged he was hit on the head by protesters before being drawn into the scuffle. “I told some people not to shout anti-national slogans and they attacked me on the head. What followed was my natural reaction to defend and retaliate,” said Sharma.