JNU sedition case transferred to Special Cell: Bassi

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Saturday said the investigation into alleged “anti-national” slogans raised in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, has been transferred to its Special Cell that probes terror cases.

“I have directed my officers to transfer the case to special cell. The process of transfer will take around two to three days. The matter needs focused investigation. In a case registered under Section 124 A (Sedition), the special cell shall do justice,” he said.

The local police district would not be able to put the focus which the case demands as they have to deal with numerous routine law and order affairs, he said.

JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, and students Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Ashutosh Kumar, Rama Naga and Anant Prakash Narayan, have been facing sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-national” slogans.

Kanhaiya was arrested in the sedition case on February 12 after the event held on the university campus in commemoration of the death of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru who was executed in 2013.

Khalid and Anirban had surrendered before police on Tuesday night outside a gate of the university and are currently in police custody with their first three-day remand extended two more days on Saturday.

Ashutosh joined the investigation on Saturday morning.

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