Delhi Police asks JNU to keep it informed about Kanhaiya’s movement

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2016 13:22 IST
JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar interacts with journalists at the JNU campus in New Delhi. (PTI)

The Delhi Police have asked JNU administration to provide information about JNUSU chief Kanhaiya Kumar’s movements outside the campus to ensure foolproof security for the student leader.

In a letter to University authorities, DCP (South) Prem Nath said that the SHO of Vasant Kunj (North) police station, which has the campus under its jurisdiction, should be informed well in time about “the movements/visits of Kumar outside the campus, including nature of visit and travel mode.

A police source said the move comes in view of the court’s directive after the attack on Kumar at Patiala House court complex on February 17, which said police must ensure that none of the students arrested in connection with the sedition case suffer even a scratch.

The latest letter states that a police team will be moving around with Kumar every time he moves out of the varsity’s campus.

The police also ensured full security to Kanhaiya on Thursday, when he was released from jail on conditional bail, and deployed multiple escort teams to make sure that he reaches the campus safe.

Kumar was arrested on February 12 in a case of sedition registered over an event in which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

The event was held on February 9 inside the JNU campus, to protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

The FIR was registered two days later taking suo motu cognisance of a video clip obtained from a Hindi news channel.

Around 10 days after Kumar’s arrest, two more students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who were accused in the same case, surrendered. The duo is presently in judicial custody.

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