New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): Criticising the Delhi Police for their handling of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row, Congress leader P. L. Punia on Wednesday launched a veiled attack on Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi, saying that he was making arrangements for an employment after his retirement.
“Delhi Police action in the JNU issue shows that they have dual standards. On one hand they arrested Kanhaiya without any evidence, based on fake video footages, and on the other O.P. Sharma and some lawyers who disrupted legal process are roaming free. So, there are dual standards. Now that Bassi ji is retiring, he is making arrangements for employment after retirement,” Punia told ANI.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has maintained that they have enough evidence to prove that JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was involved in ‘seditious’ activities.
The Delhi High Court earlier today deferred the hearing on Kanhaiya’s bail plea to February 29.
During the hearing, the High Court observed that safety must be ensured during the proceedings to Kanhaiya and another JNU student Umar Khalid, who have been booked on charges of sedition.
The Delhi Police told the court that they need Kanhaiya’s remand in order to confront him with the other ‘accused’. The High Court said it is the statutory right of the investigating agency at this stage to ask for a remand.
The Delhi High Court will give its directions regarding the location at which Umar and another JNU student Anirban Bhhatacharya will be produced after consulting with the concerned department.
Kanhaiya was arrested in a sedition case on February 12 after an event held at the JNU campus against the execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (ANI)