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. H
        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. I
          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.
            1. B
              Feb 27, 2016 at 8:54 am
              By even look on pictures, they look bad fellows. An educational center if for learning and making a good future. But these fellows ruining their own life and along ruining other good students life. It is time, students and teachers must be made accountable. Students gets subsidised education and living, and teachers gets ry to teach, which will create good manpower for the country and society.
              1. B
                Feb 27, 2016 at 8:59 am
                You should do your good job, wherever you are. Nothing to worry for Bharat/India. Bharat is a strong nation, few criminals cannot destroy. But, you must speak out for the cause of the nation and speak out boldly.
                1. K
                  Feb 27, 2016 at 9:11 am
                  Forget the Commies. The Congress is foolish in pursuing the JNU matter in that the so called High Command, who listens to none, is totally ignorant of the por mood. Even the 24-7 chatter box AAP has wisely gone silent sensing the por mood. The Congress is in real danger of being clubbed in the anti national brigade despite their boasting that nobody needs to teach them lessons in nationalism. Krish
                  1. D
                    Feb 27, 2016 at 8:23 am
                    without any doubts these commie/muslim fascist goons are not only anti nationals, they are hard core terrorists who were engaged in seditious activities. They must be dealt with mercilessly and with no compion, for squandering tax payers monies. The handlers of these Jihadi dogs should also be dealt with no mercy.
                    1. P
                      Feb 27, 2016 at 9:04 am
                      Even the appearances and behaviour suggest anti social and spoiled brains of commies and separatists in these fellows. They are bound to vitiate campus tranquility if not put behind bars.
                      1. R
                        Rakesh Katyal
                        Feb 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                        Thes bas...ds should be behind bars for ever. They are a blot on the society.
                        1. M
                          MP Singh
                          Feb 27, 2016 at 11:16 am
                          Look at these students. they look terrorists and behave like terrorists. They have formed a sinister gang to disintegrate India. They should be punished and rendered ineffective completely. Clearly, they are traitors and what punishment traitors should get should be given to them. Any lesser punishment will encourage them.
                          1. S
                            Shyamal Ganguly
                            Feb 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                            Look at these bums. They have a big support in Rahul Pappu.
                            1. S
                              Feb 27, 2016 at 10:25 am
                              GOVT, MODI, IRANI,RSS, HM , they all know that they have put themselves into a situation where there is not honourable exit. It was lies after lies and they took the help every govt resources as well as part of the media. Now, Police is under pressure to build a case which will look believable to atleast the RSS FANS. They will go to any extend and more of IRANI Style lies and MODI style ostrich atude is going to be on display
                              1. P
                                Feb 27, 2016 at 11:13 am
                                In my opinion, it's look like as conspiracy against India and government of the day. I'm not supporting any ideology neither rss nor Marxism. It's all happened before the coming parliament session like rohit velluma case, jnu case, Jat obc demand, rajput also warned for reservations. Opposition just want to wasting time of session going on in the parliament. Opposition know that Govt is weak in upper house,so they want to create chaos in the house for delaying the debate over the necessary bills which are pending and after end of the session they can blame the government for nothing doing.
                                1. V
                                  Feb 27, 2016 at 8:36 am
                                  Exactly! Every so-called 'intellectual' says govt should not interfere with educational insutions. But, Each party has presence in educational insutes in the name of 'youth wing' and govt is made up of some party or other. Then, how educational insutes can become free from their influence? These are the places to gain knowledge so, no political activity should be allowed in any form.
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