Delhi government gives clean chit to Kanhaiya

According to the probe report, anti-national slogans were shouted at the campus and JNU administration has already identified "few faces" who were "clearly" heard raising them. The probe panel said their whereabouts must be found out and their role must be investigated.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 3, 2016 6:08 pm
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A Delhi Government-appointed magisterial probe did not find any evidence of JNU leader Kanhaiya Kumar raising anti-India slogans at a controversial event in the university, allegations based on which he was slapped with sedition charges by police.

According to the probe report, anti-national slogans were shouted at the campus and JNU administration has already identified “few faces” who were “clearly” heard raising them. The probe panel said their whereabouts must be found out and their role must be investigated.

The report said “nothing adverse” could be found against Kumar and that no witness or video was available to support allegations against the JNU students union president. Kumar was granted interim bail for six months in the case by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

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It said seven videos of the event on February 9 to protest Afzal Guru’s hanging were sent to a Hyderabad-based forensic lab and out of them, three were found to be doctored including one clipping of a news channel.

The probe headed by New Delhi District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar said Umar Khalid was visible in many videos and that his support for Kashmir and Guru was known. He was the organiser of the event and his role should be further investigated, it said.

Umar and another JNU student Anirban Bhattacharya had surrendered before police on the night of February 24 and they were subsequently arrested in connection on sedition charge. Police had also questioned twice Ashutosh Kumar, another JNU student.

The probe was ordered by the city government on February 13 following massive outrage over Kumar’s arrest on charges of sedition.

The report also cited claims of some of the JNU security staff that “possibly” Umar, Anirban and Ashutosh had raised the slogans protesting against the hanging of Guru and on Kashmir.

“Umar Khalid, who was the main organiser, is known for his views of Kashmir’s self determination and on Afzal Guru. He had organised many such programmes in past,” the report said.

Many outsiders of Kashmiri descent with their faces covered were seen in vidoes shouting anti-India slogans and pro-Afzal Guru slogans and their identity and role need to be investigated, the report also said.

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    Sirius
    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm
    So the DM examined witnesses also ? Delhi Police has given a list of witnesses and their statements in a sealed envelope to the court as investigations are still not complete. The DM should be careful not to become a hapless victim of Kejriwal politics ...
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      Sudesh Gupta
      Mar 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm
      I have already commented
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        Inidna
        Mar 3, 2016 at 1:25 pm
        AAP, you are just exposing yourself too much and too fast.
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          Rajesh
          Mar 3, 2016 at 1:03 pm
          After failing In "Executive" jobs now Kejriwal sorry Nautankiwal is trying "Judiciary". Now he ll say All Judges are corrupt and no judges are allowing him to p judgement. LOL :)
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            Arun
            Mar 3, 2016 at 12:44 pm
            Umar "possibly "??? shouted anti-national slogans???????? Seriously?????? He shouted and the w of India saw that.
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              CS
              Mar 3, 2016 at 1:27 pm
              It is better to remind Mr.Kejriwal that he has been voted for (Delhi State) governance , not for street fighting every day with central government for nothing.
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                FrankOpinion
                Mar 3, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                Chand7!ya dynasty licking news house and journalist
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                  kishaloy Bhattacharjee
                  Mar 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                  Demented, deformed and intellectually deranged petrels like Kanhaiya and his band of urchins should be externed and incarcerated for as long as it takes them to come to their right senses from their anachronistic left leaning. These backyard Johnnies defile and denigrate any insute that allows them admission to pursue higher studies for a meaningful career. Instead, they turn the insute into hotbed of filthy politics and in its wake jeopardize the career and aspirations of fellow students and faculty. If you have heard this imbecile's rantings last night you would end up pitying this Bihari buffoon who talks about communism and equality for all. Doesn't realize that even God doesn't make everyone equal...some are born with debilities, some are born beautiful, some ugly, some moronic and some brilliant...and in the same vein some are born to rule while most are born to be ruled. Law of nature is such that Earth and all the planets in solar system are meant to move around the Sun and not the other way round, Suddenly a crazy ambitious planet cannot decide to stop in its track and challenge the Sun to budge from its place, Communism as a political belief is an anachronism that has lost relevance many many decades ago. Only meritocratic societies can advance in time and sustain living , making this world a much happier place to inhabit. Competent, capable and brilliant minds deserve best of everything and you can't hold it against them. Talent and brilliance is like the Sun that no force on this planet and beyond can stop from shining bright. Our consution and model of governance provides equal opportunity for anyone and everyone who is determined to do good in life. Economic depravity or social backwardness never comes in the way of a person who heads the right way with his intellect, diligence and wisdom....APJ Abdul Kalam came from a very poor family and at an early age he sold newspapers to supplement his family's income, but nothing deterred him from becoming the missile man of India and probably the most impactful presidents of this nation; Prema Jayakumar, the daughter of an indigent autorickshaw driver from Malad in Mumbai topped the 2013 nationwide chartered accountancy exam and went on to secure a plum high ried job; between 2003-2014 exactly 308 out of 360 economically backward students from Anand Kumar's SUPER 30 in Patna have made it to the prestigious IITs ....examples abound....so where is this bogey discrimination against poor and underprivileged. What the freaky Kanhaiya was alluding to is the "dole economics" or "begging bowl economics" where the professionally meritorious people need to part with most of their deservingly earned money and put it in the self-made marginalized men's bowl so that 'everyone' should have equal disposable 'income' . Realizing the gross futility of their machinations, even the imperious hard core communist countries like China and erstwhile Russia have moved on, this desi communist paranoid i s trying to put the clock back. Such diseased minds are inimical to progress and prosperity of a nation and should be quarantined to prevent the society getting afflicted with the malaise.
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                    kjingar
                    Mar 17, 2016 at 7:08 am
                    AK and his government finds only way to be in news is to be opposite to Modi government. And by the way, who has asked Delhi government for investigation into the issue? Do anybody care about the "clean chit". Brilliant article by #Kishaloy.
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