Kanhaiya raised anti-national slogans, says Delhi Police chief

Kanhaiya raised  anti-national slogans, says Delhi Police chief

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Monday claimed that JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar had raised anti-national slogans during a function here but said investigators are yet to collect any evidence linking the event to Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT).

Bassi’s comments came after a meeting he had with Home Minister Rajnath Singh to brief him about the investigations into the raising of anti-national slogans during an event in the campus.

“Kanhaiya was present at the event, where he delivered a speech and participated in an unlawful assembly which indulged in anti-India sloganeering. It was because of his involvement, and the evidence we have collected so far, that he has been arrested under charge of sedition,” Bassi told reporters. Kumar was later produced before a court that extended his police custody for two more days.

Claiming that the meet organised against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was anti-national and unlawful, he said, “Yes, he raised anti-national slogans.” Bassi said that the speech he delivered at the event was highly objectionable.

On the links between Kashmir militants and the JNU students who were suspected to be involved in the incident, Bassi said, “Kanhaiya’s interrogation will be analysed for terror links and police are looking for some other students who all went absconding after the incident but will soon be arrested.”

However, he said they have found “no evidence linking” the LeT to the JNU incident so far. 

He appeared to give a clean chit to ABVP activists. 

He said as per his information, they were protesting against the conduct of the particular event. 

There were allegations that it was the ABVP activists who raised anti-national slogans during the event to put the blame on the organisers of the now controversial event.  

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