JNU row: New video comes out, shows masked youth raising slogans

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2016 09:22 IST
JNU students agitate for the release of students arrested on sedition charges on the university campus in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)

An extended video that shows anti-India slogans being shouted on JNU campus on February 9 was circulated on social media and highlighted by news channels on Wednesday.

Police said that numerous videos were circulating on the Facebook and YouTube on the JNU incident and it would be difficult to ascertain if this was new or old footage.

Investigating officials said that they were looking into all the videos on the internet to identify the outsiders present during the protest. “In many videos we have seen protesters whose faces are covered. We are in the process of identifying them,” said a police officer.

Police sources said that they had identified at least nine youths in the videos who are not from the university. Police have also sought help from university authorities in identifying the protesters.

The video surfaced on a day the Delhi Police, in its status report filed in the high court, claimed that besides JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and other accused persons, some “foreign elements” were also present during the event who had “covered” their faces to hide their identity.

Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi had also said some of the youths who allegedly raised seditious slogans at the JNU event were outsiders.

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