CPI (M) pulls up Bassi, to raise JNU row in Budget Session

New Delhi, Feb. 16 (ANI): Continuing his tirade against the BJP-led NDA over the JNU campus row, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday trained his guns at Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi whom he alleged was working at the behest of ‘his masters’ and said that his party would seek an explanation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament.

Expressing grave concern over the prevailing atmosphere in the national capital, Yechury said it is extremely unfortunate that the fundamentals of the Constitution are being violated under the NDA regime.

“The Delhi Police Commissioner, as a representative of the Government, keeps saying what they want. But his basic job is to maintain law and order here. If he fails in that, then voices will be raised. And those who were attacked yesterday, were not only students, they also included well-known teachers, senior journalists and lawyers,” he said.

“The attack on all of them is being called a minor event by the Delhi Police Commissioner in which both sides were involved. He meant to say that there was violence from both sides. Why will those going to apply for the bail of the JNU student incite violence? There must be at least some understanding. The Commissioner is working on the direction of his masters. We will raise this issue in the Parliament ,” he added.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Tuesday assured apt action into the unfortunate attack on journalists outside a Delhi court yesterday and said that the erring cops would not be spared.

“Investigation is on. And after identifying the people, action will be taken as per the law. O.P. Sharma said that he was injured. If I may use the term it was a little surcharged environment. Allegations and counter allegations have been levelled from both the sides. So, we have registered FIR in both episodes. If we find out that any officer has done any unworthiness, appropriate probe will be done,” Bassi told the media here.

“Anyone found guilty under the FIR registered under Section 124 (A) will be investigated, which will include arrest. If any financial angle or terrorist link is found then investigation will be done under the Prevention Act,” he added.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said action will be taken as per the law against those involved in yesterday’s incident outside the Delhi court.

“Just had a word with the Delhi Police Commissioner. A case has been registered and investigation is underway,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function in the national capital.

Around 12 persons, including JNU students, teachers and journalists were attacked by a group of men in lawyer’s robes inside and outside the Patiala House court yesterday, where the sedition case against JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was to be heard. (ANI)

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