Sedition row: Delhi police grills JNU student Ashutosh Kumar

Ashutosh is among one of the five students who have been charged with sedition.

New Delhi: 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.

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.

Read: JNU row: Umar, Anirban's three-day custody ends today

Khalid and Bhattacharya surrendered to the police and with their three-day police custody ending today, 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.

Meanwhile, the Congress on Saturday 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.

Read: Kanhaiya Kumar sent back to Tihar Jail after joint grilling

The role of the Delhi Police in the case of Kanhaiya Kumar is shameful and unfortunate. I demand that Kanhaiya's case be transferred to Uttar Pradesh or Bihar, in a non- BJP ruled state. He will get bail, but the truth should also get revealed," Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said.

"False allegations have been levelled against him that he raised anti-national slogans. Today, everything has been revealed that both the tape and the allegations were false," he added.

The investigation into alleged 'anti-national' slogans raised on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus earlier this month has been transferred to the Delhi Police Special Cell.

The move to transfer the case to the unit that probes terror cases came on the day three JNU students arrested so far were questioned together.

Kanhaiya was sent back to the Tihar jail by a Delhi court on completion of a day's police remand.

( Source : ANI )
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