JNU row: Sedition arrest later, police want NIA and Special Cell to come in

“The matter needs probe regarding the links between the JNU students and terrorist Afzal Guru as the students were against the sentence of Afzal Guru,” the DCP’s letter stated.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Updated: February 14, 2016 5:29 am
jnu protest, jnu, jawaharlal nehru university, afzal guru event, jnu sedition case, jnu case delhi police, jnu case NIA, jnu student arrest, india news, latest news Local residents of Munirka area protest outside the gates of the JNU, against a function that was allegedly anti national in nature praising Afzal Guru on campus, in the capital New Delhi on friday. Delhi Police security was provided at the entrance to the JNU during the protest. Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal New Delhi 120216

The Delhi Police south district, which registered an FIR under the Indian Penal Code section relating to sedition over alleged remarks made earlier this week at a gathering of JNU students, has asked the police brass to transfer the case to the Special Cell or the National Investigation Agency since “links between the JNU students and terrorist Afzal Guru” need to be probed.

In a letter, DCP (South) Prem Nath said the matter is one that comes under scheduled offences and “keeping in view the gravity of offence, the investigation of case may kindly be transferred to Special Cell”.

“The matter needs probe regarding the links between the JNU students and terrorist Afzal Guru as the students were against the sentence of Afzal Guru,” the DCP’s letter stated.

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Afzal Guru was convicted and sentenced to death in the December 2001 attack on Parliament House. He was hanged in Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013. This year, some JNU students had organised a meeting on February 9 to mark his death anniversary, distributing pamphlets announcing a “cultural evening of protests with poets, artists, singers, writers, students, intellectuals and cultural activists”.

Police sources said the south district police, other than seeking transfer of the case to the Special Cell, also want the NIA involved to uncover what it calls the “links” of the students.

According to a police officer, the NIA has already been sounded since the NIA Act specifies that in any case relating to a scheduled offence, the officer in-charge of the police station shall forward the report to the state government which in turn should send it to the central government as soon as possible.

“Where the central government is of the opinion that the offence is a scheduled offence and it is a fit case to be investigated by the agency, it shall direct the agency to investigate the said offence,” the officer quoted from the NIA Act.

A status report on the JNU case has already been submitted to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung by Police Commissioner B S Bassi. Sources said the matter of transfer of the case has also been discussed.

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First Published on: February 14, 2016 4:55 am
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    Vaid
    Feb 14, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    It seems congis and communists wont hesitate to join force with terrorists and anti nationals to take on Modi. Such patriots they are.
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      Sirius
      Feb 14, 2016 at 5:50 am
      Involvement of NIA is required .Mr. Yechury , Mr. Raja and the students union have all erted that 'outsiders' were raising the 'anti-national' slogans. How did 'outsiders' come-in, who brought them in, were they armed , are they still inside the campus , if so where are they hiding and who is protecting them ? We need investigations in this direction to avert a potential 'Baccha Khan University' like incident ....
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        IML sood
        Feb 14, 2016 at 6:42 am
        One can find anti India dogee barking here also.Do they have any right to live,eat,prosper and enjoy in this country but always trying to harm it.Such traitors needs to be exposed and related accordingly.Country does not need them and do without such evils.
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          Srividya Jayaraman
          Feb 14, 2016 at 11:19 am
          Then according to you seculars RSS celebrating any even is antinational.
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            Kavi
            Feb 14, 2016 at 5:09 pm
            These "students" are actually terror elements. Please show firm hand and put them behind bars permanently.
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              MyTake
              Feb 14, 2016 at 3:39 am
              Zero tolerance to terrorism or terror sympathisers. Let the law take its own course and if there are short comings let law makers take a call on this when throne comes. Politicians better don't behave like one giving oxygen to terrorists and there should not be any doubt about this.
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                US NRI
                Feb 14, 2016 at 1:14 am
                This will probably best suit hi and kejriwal as this would ensure no arrest of innocents. At the same time a great step to ensure national dirty security is not compromised and perpetrators are punished..cut this cord right in the roots.
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                  Umesh
                  Feb 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm
                  Government is taking right steps. When Afzal guru was hanged in UPA government'should time. Why not protest at that time. Now Rahul hi is jumping in to encash the situation. People who can put anti India slogans in the name of freedom of speech shall be deported from India.
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                    Vikrant
                    Feb 14, 2016 at 5:01 am
                    An italian bar maid has some followers still left in India who aspire to make her dumb drug addict son PM of this country
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                      Arvind
                      Feb 14, 2016 at 6:45 am
                      It is advised the National Defence Academy, Pune and other Armed Forces Academy break relation with JNU and then join some good Universities like Delhi/Mumbai/Madras or some other good universities to get their student Degree Certificates . It is really shocking to see what is happening at JNU. It has spoiled name of our great ex-PM Jawaharlal Nehru.It is misfortune to see that his great G son Rahul hi taking side of those student who shouted anti-India slogan.
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                        ashok
                        Feb 14, 2016 at 3:18 am
                        Well done crush any individual who is anti national. Students who support afzal guru should be debarred from college and put behind bars.parties supporting anti national student are unworthy. Mr rahul is useless so are the Communists leaders.
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                          ashish singh
                          Feb 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                          Welcome the NIA, Be clean. If possible reuse TADA and Wipeout these filthy worms.
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                            Anonymous
                            Feb 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm
                            U can say him as crossbreed.
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                              andy
                              Feb 14, 2016 at 3:51 am
                              we Indians will sell our soul and mother to traitors of India .where wer these people when they rack havoc in India by terrorist attacks
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                                Col S
                                Feb 14, 2016 at 2:25 am
                                Is JNU becoming the centre for ISIS? Anti national SLOGANS were seen on TV.Why are Congress and other parties BLIND?
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                                  david
                                  Feb 14, 2016 at 2:32 am
                                  Jo Afzal ki baat karega Wo Afzal ki maut marega.
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                                    ProudIndian
                                    Feb 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm
                                    JNU has become a hub of these kind of fringe elements. All the previous govt.ignored it. It was during UPA rule Afzal was hanged. But the JNU preferred it take the matter out during NDA regime. Our soldiers are laying their lives for our safety and these anti nationals are trying to kill their spirit. Universities should be more responsible and should take strict actions against these kind of unrest. If required strict rules should be made so that ppl thinks twice before becoming speaking against Our Country
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                                      din
                                      Feb 14, 2016 at 9:41 am
                                      WHAT AK our CM bhaiya doing he should take some action, where is his Jai Hind, Bharat Mataki Jai solgans ? Fake he is
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                                        Kumar
                                        Feb 14, 2016 at 7:07 am
                                        We should commend BJP govt and advise the govt to come down as hard as possible on anti-India/anti national people inside India. Please save our country from such people.
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                                          Dr. Sonali
                                          Feb 14, 2016 at 12:55 am
                                          It is India vs Indians. What does it mean to be an Indian?
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                                            Dr. Sonali
                                            Feb 14, 2016 at 4:57 am
                                            Let JNU be named - Jinha-Nehru Univerisity. Or, Rahul Guru University. Rahul-Hafeez Terrorist University.
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