New Delhi: Police on Tuesday interrogated JNU students’ union chief Kanhaiya Kumar where the latter admitted that he made a fiery speech criticising Modi government, its policies and the RSS, according to an India Today report.
However, Kanhaiya maintained that he did not say anything seditious.
Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week on charges of sedition for allegedly chanting anti-India, pro-Afzal Guru slogans at an event in JNU. He is currently in remand and is being questioned by officials from the Delhi Police.
According to the report, Kanhaiya denied raising anti-India slogans at the pro-Afzal Guru event that was organised on the JNU campus on February 9.
He told the cops that he got to know of a cultural event being organised by the Democratic Students Union on February 9 a day in advance. He also claimed that he was unaware of the agenda.
He further added that he was unwell on February 8 and was asleep for most of the day before the event. He claimed the he only woke up when members of the All India Students Federation (AISF) came and woke him up and informed him that the administration had withdrawn permission for the event that was being organised by the DSU.
Kanhaiya said that it was his associates from the AISF who informed him that the situation at the venue was turning tense and that there was a clash building between the ABVP and members of the DSU.
Kanhaiya told the police that when he reached the Sabarmati Dhaba in the evening, the venue of the event, sloganeering had already begun and the situation was tense.
The students’ union president went on to say that he took the microphone and spoke to the crowd that had gathered. He admitted that he made a fiery speech where he criticised the RSS, the Modi Government and its policies.
However, during his interrogation Kanhaiya has insisted that he did not say anything that was seditious. He also denied raising any of the anti-national slogans that can be seen in the video clips from JNU.
During interrogation, DSU members Umar Khalid, Anirbhan Bhattacharya, Riazul Haq and Rubina Saifee were named as key organisers of the event by Kanhaiya.
Kanhaiya has also emphasised that a lot of the people making the anti-India slogans were not from JNU....