Delhi Police question another JNU student in sedition case

Ashutosh, who is JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's predecessor, is one of the five students, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who resurfaced in the varsity's campus on Sunday night

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 27, 2016 12:28 pm
JNU, JNU row, kanhaiya kumar, umar khalid, ashutosh, ashutosh JNU student, sedition case, smriti irani, BS bassi, Delhi police JNU student Ashutosh Kumar (R) who faces charges of sedition at JNU campus in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI Photo by Kamal Singh)

Another JNU student, Ashutosh, who the police was looking out for in connection with the sedition case, joined investigation today after receiving a police summon.

Ashutosh, who is JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s predecessor, is one of the five students, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who resurfaced in the varsity’s campus on Sunday night.

Ashutosh received the summon yesterday night and produced himself today at RK Puram Police Station, where Khalid and Anirban are presently being interrogated, a police official said.

Other two students, Rama Naga and Anant Kumar, are yet to receive any police summon. They had earlier written to police that they are ready to join investigation too.

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The five of them resurfaced at the campus on Sunday night and a day later, Khalid and Anirban surrendered before police.

The police was looking out for all five of them in connection with the sedition case which led to the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on February 12.

Yesterday, the police interrogated Kumar, Khalid and Anirban together for the first time.

With that, the police have identified around 22 persons who were active participants in the controversial February 9 event, police said, adding Ashutosh, Khalid, Anirban and few others are believed to be organisers of the event in which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

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  1. B
    Feb 27, 2016 at 7:31 am
    Today JNU has become a battleground for all political parties. I want to ask a simple question why students are indulged in politics when their parents have sent them for study. Why so much money are being spent on student union election and no political parties are saying anything? JNU is top most insution of the country and it should produce soldiers, doctors, engineers, intellectuals and other professional who can contribute something to this country not politicians who are eating up our nation's wealth.
    1. A
      Feb 27, 2016 at 9:44 am
      "believe to be", "allegedly "? You don't these words in other cases.
      1. Harjap Aujla
        Feb 27, 2016 at 7:22 am
        Unfortunately over the past few decades we have allowed the Jawahar Lal Nehru University to drift far away from main street Indian philosophy.
        1. Ingeborg Malik
          Feb 27, 2016 at 7:40 am
          Yes,truly said.I did my MA Eng.(Hons)Lit with Phil and History way back in 1973,it took me 5 years to complete my studies and never came to my mind to indulge in Anti-National Hate activities.I was a student od Delhi University,Hans Raj College.I pla for my College Cricket Team and have fond memories of those days "Good Old Days"Koi laut De Meri Beete Huve DIN.Now what is happening in JNU is simply appaling and disgusting to say the least.Quo Vadi Bharat/India??I live in Germany and am worried about my Motherland.JAI HIND
          1. B
            Feb 27, 2016 at 8:56 am
            "JNU is top most insution of the country"? Who said that? It is another lefitist-media false propaa. Does it comes even within 200 universities in the world? In India, only places count are IISc, IITs, IIMs, and regional engineering colleges.
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