Bail to Kanhaiya will impact probe: Bassi on JNU row

New Delhi, Feb. 23 (ANI): Asserting that bail to JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar would impact the investigation, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S Bassi on Tuesday said all necessary steps are being initiated to arrest the accused involved in allegedly raising anti-national slogans at an event in the varsity on February 9.

Bassi hinted at action against the erring students if they do not voluntarily surrender.

“We are taking necessary steps to arrest the accused. I am sure the rest of the students, who had raised anti-national slogans, will join the investigation. Our police officers are deployed outside the campus. If they come out, we will definitely detain them to get information regarding this case. Meanwhile, we expect that the management will persuade them so that they come out of the campus,” Bassi told the media here.

“They should cooperate with the police, so that, if they are innocent, justice will be provided to them. If any CAPF force has been deployed there, it is to maintain the law and order situation there. If necessary, we can take any step to arrest the accused. We have issued notices to the two students. If they do not voluntarily surrender, then we will take necessary steps,” he added.

Bassi further stated that since there is no imminent threat to life and property in the JNU, the Delhi Police is working carefully.

“The circumstances have changed, if Kanhaiya comes out on bail we are sure he will impact investigation and he is bound to influence investigation and witnesses that is why we have opposed his bail and we shall further oppose his bail,” he said.

Meanwhile, two more students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) – Rama Naga and Anant Prakash Narayan – on Tuesday filed anticipatory bail plea in the Delhi High Court.

Earlier, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya had filed plea, seeking security before they surrender to the court.

Earlier on Monday, Bassi asked the JNU students to join the probe and present evidence of their innocence.

When asked if the police would enter the JNU campus to arrest the students, the top cop said that his men are competent enough to deal with the situation. (ANI)

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