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Delhi high court junks plea for NIA investigation in JNU case

Justice Manmohan dismissed the plea terming it “premature” and said the police have already been investigating the issue.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2016 00:54 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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The Delhi high court on Tuesday refused an NIA probe into the alleged anti-national activities at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus.

Justice Manmohan dismissed the plea terming it “premature” and said the police have already been investigating the issue.

“The incident took place only on February 9. This court is confident that Delhi Police will investigate all the aspects. The petitioner approached the court without making any representation to any government authorities. The petition is premature,” the HC said.

“I am not interfering at this stage. Let the Delhi Police investigate it. It’s too early. Incident took place on February 9 only,” Justice Manmohan said dismissing the plea.

Centre’s counsel Anil Soni and Delhi Police’s counsel Rahul Mehra told the court that anti-national slogans were shouted on the campus and police is investigating who instigated it.

The plea sought National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe and judicial inquiry into the alleged anti-national activities at JNU. It alleged that Delhi Police were not probing the case properly and the matter should be transferred to NIA.

Advocate Ranjana Agnihotri also sought the appointment of a judicial commission to look into the February 9 incidents on the JNU campus.

First Published: Feb 17, 2016 00:53 IST

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