No foreign funds were used for Afzal Guru event at JNU: Report

A Delhi court dismissed the plea of Delhi police seeking voice samples of JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested on sedition charges.

No foreign funds were used for Afzal Guru event at JNU: Report

Delhi: No foreign funding was involved in the February 9 incident on the Jawaharlal Nehru University​ (JNU) campus, according to the police, as per a media report. 

Hindustan Times quoted sources as saying that the police came to this conclusion after JNU student leaders Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were questioned for reportedly 12 hours on Wednesday.

Both the students have been arrested with sedition charges after they surrendered to Delhi Police on the night of February 23.

The report also said that both of them were questioned in two phases and the interrogation was conducted in-camera. 

Khalid supposedly told the police that organising the event to commemorate Afzal Guru’s hanging was his idea and Bhattacharya prepared the posters.

Also, according to them anti-national slogans were raised by outsiders.

Meanwhile, a court here today dismissed the plea of Delhi Police seeking voice samples of Khalid and Anirban, after the accused refused to do so.

Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen rejected the pleas of police which wanted the voice samples for forensic test in relation to the ongoing investigation into the alleged anti-national slogan shouting at the JNU campus.

Umar and Anirban were last night sent to three days police remand at the South Campus Police Station near JNU which was turned into a makeshift court room following an order of the Delhi High Court to "maintain confidentiality" during their remand proceedings, as per PTI.

Police had demanded seven days' custody of the duo.

Police yesterday also applied for production of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar so that all the three students can be interrogated together.

The Delhi High Court had also directed that during the remand proceedings of Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban, police must ensure that no one 'suffers even a scratch' in wake of the Patiala House court violence on February 15 and 17.

(With Agency inputs)