‘BJP man’ Bassi has no right to be Police Commissioner: CPI (M)

New Delhi, Feb.16 (ANI): Extremely annoyed with Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi’s casual approach on the scuffle outside the Patiala House court, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday said that the former being a ‘partisan’ has no right to remain at the top post.

“The Delhi Police connived at the attack by those masquerading as lawyers because they were present, they stood silent and, therefore, they were directly encouraging the attack,” CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat told ANI.

“Secondly, the Delhi Police Commissioner in an unprecedented defence, trivialising it by calling it a minor incident, has no right to continue as the Police Commissioner. He is clearly a partisan; he is working for the RSS and the BJP and, therefore, has no right to remain at the post,” she added.

Echoing similar sentiments, Brinda’s husband and party leader Prakash Karat alleged that the Delhi Police did not take any action against the people thrashing the journalists, students and teachers on the orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

“The incident that took place inside the court room clearly shows that the Delhi Police did not take any action on the orders of the Home Ministry,” Prakash said.

He also said that strict action should be taken against BJP MLA O.P Sharma, who was seen thrashing the journalists outside the court.

Students and teachers of the JNU, as well as journalists, were yesterday assaulted, allegedly by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members outside the Patiala House court.

The students and the faculty members of the premier education institution were at the court to extend their support to Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Kumar, who was arrested last week on charges of sedition, was yesterday sent to police custody for two more days. (ANI)

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