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JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban organisers of Feb 09 event, led mob that raised anti-Indian slogans, says police

Police said Umar and Anirban's case was different from JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.


JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban organisers of Feb 09 event, led mob that raised anti-Indian slogans, says police

New Delhi: In what can spell more trouble for Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, Delhi Police on Wednesday told the court that the two JNU students led led the crowd which shouted anti-Indian slogans.

While opposing the arguments of both the accused , the investigators said the students' intention was to create hatred against the established government which attracts the sedition charge.

The police told Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh that Khalid and Bhattacharya organised the February 9 event on the campus while JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was not its organiser.

“The police has also recovered two cellphones which established that anti-Indian slogans were raised by Umar and Anirban during the event," the prosecution said, adding that posters used for the event were recovered from the emails of two accused which shows that they were the main organisers of the event which took place even after permission was withdrawn by the JNU administration.

Police said their case was different from that of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

After hearing the arguments the court reserved for March 18 its order on JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya's bail pleas in a sedition case.

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