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Another JNU student Ashtosh Kumar joined the probe, Kanahiya security beefed up


Another JNU student Ashtosh Kumar, who is among one of the five students who have been charged with sedition, has joined the probe over the controversial February 9 event where anti-India slogans were raised.

Ashtosh Kumar surrendered to Delhi Police today. It is to be noted that five students were missing since February 12, surfaced on campus on February 21.

Meanwhile union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s security has been increased at Delhi’s Tihar Jail, reportedly after intelligence reports warned that he could be attacked inside the prison. His bail plea will be heard by the High Court on February 29.

Ashutosh received the summon yesterday night and produced himself today at RK Puram Police Station. Other two students, Rama Naga and Anant Kumar, are yet to receive any police summon. They had earlier written to police that they are ready to join investigation too.

Ashutosh is likely to be questioned on the event and on the identity of some “outsiders” who allegedly raised anti-national slogans to protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru.

Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who surrendered at the university campus on Tuesday night were reportedly told the police that outsiders raised the anti-India slogans. They were reportedly also shown pictures of the slogan-shouters but haven’t identified them.

Police sources claim Umar Khalid said he conceived the idea of the event while Anirban prepared the publicity material and distributed it.

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