JNU row: Delhi Police identifies all students who raised anti-India slogans, conducts raids in 5 states
The Delhi Police carried out raids in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir, seeking Jawaharlal Nehru University students.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police has identified all students who raised anti-India slogans at a controversial event which took place on the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University on February 9.
The police is now carrying out raids in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir, seeking those involved in the incident, reports NDTV.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi told reporters that those identified will be arrested soon. He added that there are sufficient evidences against JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on the charges of sedition.
He added that there are reasonable indications that people from outside were also involved in the whole incident. The Delhi Police commissioner, however, refused to speak about terror links of Umar Khalid, the student said to be the main accused behind the February 09 incident.
According to a status report filed by police in connection with the incident, the Delhi Police had alerted JNU authorities about the February 9 event and its "possible repercussions" as they had no idea that the programme had nothing to do with cultural activity.
The report also mentioned that 18 students, including arrested JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, were "present" at the event which included a march from Sabarmati dhaba to Ganga dhaba around 7.30 pm and, in an hour, the crowd had dispersed "peacefully".
The police, in its report, had said they got to know about the event on the morning of February 9 when they came across the posters inside the campus, following which "JNU authorities were alerted about the programme and its possible repercussions," sources said.
According to report, some students were alleged to have indulged in "unwanted activity" in the garb of a cultural evening. They shouted anti-India slogans and also those in support of freedom of Jammu and Kashmir.
In another report filed on February 12, the police said as many as 16 JNU students, including a former JNUSU president, were under the scanner after they received specific inputs.
JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on Friday after a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy was registered over holding of the February 9 event on the varsity campus during which anti-India slogans were alleged to have been raised.