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Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking IB probe against Kanhaiya


New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking direction for a probe by the Intelligence Bureau against Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar for his seditious remark.

Dismissing the plea, Justice Pratibha Rani Saud said, “Our law and order system can take care of itself.your type of social activist is not needed. The investigation is under process, I am not entertaining it.”

The court also questioned about the locus standi of the petitioner.

The petitioner demanded an SIT probe, stating that Kanhaiya’s speech on the Indian Army falls under ‘sedition’.

Speaking at a student’s gathering on International Women’s Day, Kanhaiya alleged that the Indian Army personnel have committed atrocities against women in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, a petition was filed in the High Court against Kanhaiya seeking an IB probe in connection with the February 9 incident where ‘anti-national’ slogans were allegedly raised in the campus.

Last week, the JNU had revoked the suspension of eight students after the high-level probe panel submitted its report on the February 9 incident.

Besides Kanhaiya, the eight suspended students include Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Ashutosh, Rama Naga, Anant Kumar, Shweta Raj and Aishwarya Adhikari.

They were suspended on February 12 for their alleged involvement in organising an event to protest against the hanging of the 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (ANI)

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