Kanhaiya Kumar's family say he is 'satisfied and safe' in jail, urge PM Modi to intervene

Family members of the jailed Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar have said that he is fine in Tihar jail.

Updated: Feb 22, 2016, 17:57 PM IST
Kanhaiya Kumar's family say he is 'satisfied and safe' in jail, urge PM Modi to intervene

Delhi: Family members of the jailed Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar have said that he is fine in Tihar jail.

His family members said the above after meeting him, as per a report in CNN IBN.

The report also said that Kanhaiya is reading books obtained from the jail library to spend his time and follows newspapers regularly.

At the same time he is writing a jail diary.

The website quoted Manikant Singh, his brother as saying - "He asked us not to be tense. He told me to convey to our parents that he is fine. Our mother was worried after the Patiala house court attack on him. She had asked me to convey that everything will be alright. We all are with him. Kanhaiya is more safe inside Tihar than outside. He said that south district police saved him from attack at the court."

And Kanhaiya's uncle Rajendra Singh said - "Kanhaiya is satisfied. He said that he has not said anything which will raise question on him or the family. His life is under threat. I want to ask the PM, if he is so concerned about the poor, why is he not asking or saying anything for him."

Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi today met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and briefed him about the JNU row.

"It was a routine meeting between the Commissioner and the Lt Governor, in which the latter was briefed about the ongoing JNU row," a senior officer said, as per PTI.

He said the subject of discussion revolved around the five JNU students, including Umar Khalid, who are facing sedition charges and resurfaced on the varsity campus last night.

The police have been looking for all the five since February 12, the day Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in the sedition case registered over a controversial event on the campus.

Bassi is learnt to have told Jung that the final call about the matter is to be taken by the investigating officer.

Earlier in the day, Bassi said if the students were innocent, they should produce evidence.

"Police are looking for them, they should join the investigation. If they are innocent, they should produce evidence of their innocence. Delhi Police is a law abiding body and we do not indulge in any injustice against anybody. One should also remember that the police comes first in the ladder of justice," he told reporters.

(With PTI inputs)