JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya to be rusticated; Rs 10,000 fine for Kanhaiya Kumar?

Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who allegedly organised the pro-Afzal Guru event at the campus on February 9, are likely to be rusticated, a report said on Monday.

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2016, 15:54 PM IST
JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya to be rusticated; Rs 10,000 fine for Kanhaiya Kumar?

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who allegedly organised the pro-Afzal Guru event at the campus on February 9, are likely to be rusticated, a report said on Monday.

The JNU administration is most likely to rusticate the two for 2-5 years, while JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar might be fined with Rs 10,000, according to a CNN-IBN report.

Khalid, Bhattacharya and Kumar were arrested on sedition charges over the Feb 09 event sympathising with Afzal Guru, who was executed for his role in the 2001 Parliament attack case.

They were later released from the Tihar Jail on interim bail for 6 months in sedition case.

A high-level JNU panel had recommended rustication of Kanhaiya, Khalid, Bhattacharya and two other students for their alleged role in a controversial event last month during which purported anti-national slogans were raised.

The committee was formed on February 10 to probe the event organised to protest hanging of Afzal Guru.

Earlier, the varsity had revoked the suspension of eight students after the high-level probe panel submitted its report on the February 9 incident, wherein anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

The administration had then clarified that it hasn't given any clean chit to the students and that the final decision on the matter will be taken after the examination of the report by the Vice-Chancellor.

Apart from Kanhaiya, the eight suspended students included Khalid, Bhattacharya, Ashutosh, Rama Naga, Anant Kumar, Shweta Raj and Aishwarya Adhikari. They were suspended on February 12 for their alleged involvement in organising an event to protest the hanging of the Parliament attack convict on his third death anniversary.