JNU row: Delhi HC rejects plea for NIA probe

New Delhi, Feb.16 (ANI): The Delhi High court on Tuesday rejected the plea, which sought the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe in the sedition case against arrested JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

While rejecting the plea, the court said that it was ‘premature’ to ask the NIA to probe the matter, adding the petitioner has not approached the government till now.

Stating that the incident took place on February 9, the court said it can’t assume that the Delhi Police is not investigating the same.

The plea was mentioned before a bench of Justices B.D. Ahmed and R. K. Gauba.

The petition had also sought a judicial inquiry in the entire case.

The petition alleged that Delhi Police was not investigating the case properly and the matter should be transferred to the NIA.

A Delhi court yesterday extended Kanhaiya’s custody for two more days.

The JNU student union leader was arrested last week on charges of sedition for allegedly participating in an event on the campus to mark the anniversary of the execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, in which anti-India slogans were raised. (ANI)

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