Third JNU student Ashutosh Kumar joins probe in sedition case
Another Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Ashtosh Kumar, who is among one of the five students who have been charged with sedition, was questioned by the Delhi Police on Saturdayindia Updated: Feb 27, 2016 12:50 IST
Another Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Ashtosh Kumar, who is among one of the five students who have been charged with sedition, was questioned by the Delhi Police on Saturday in connection with the controversial event at the University campus on February 9 where anti-India slogans were raised.
Two other AISA members, Rama Naga and Anant who too were summoned by the police are still to join investigations.
According to the police Ashutosh and others were summoned after they were seen as the part of the event in the video clip, that was held at JNU campus on February 9.
Ashutosh is believed to be one of the main organisers of the event that was held on the campus. The police will now question Ashutosh on who were the key organisers of the event and where did they get the funds from.
Ashutosh reached the police station around 10 am on Saturday and the questioning was on till the filing of the report. The other students are likely to join the probe soon.
The Delhi Police had earlier on February 20 issued a look-out notice against Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash.
Khalid and Bhattacharya surrendered to the police and with their three-day police custody ending on Saturday, the Delhi police will produce both of them in a makeshift court room following an order by the Delhi High Court to “maintain confidentiality” during their remand proceedings.
The have identified around 20 persons who were active participants in the controversial February 9 event, adding Ashutosh, Khalid, Anirban and few others are believed to be organisers of the event in which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
Meanwhile, the Congress demanded that the case of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is booked on charges of sedition, should be transferred to a non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled state of either Uttar Pradesh or Bihar, so that the truth in the case is revealed.
First Published: Feb 27, 2016 10:58 IST