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Delhi Police not playing fairly: Kanhaiya’s lawyer

New Delhi: JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s lawyer Vrinda Grover today accused Delhi Police of “not playing fairly” by not placing before the High Court the state government’s forensic report that two video clippings of the controversial JNU event were “manipulated”.

“Last evening, Delhi government got its report to show that there is manipulation in the audio. The police did not play fairly, did not speak honestly and did not present this part to the court (today).

The observations of the court are coming in the light of the fact that the court has actually not been given all the material,” she said. Grover further alleged that the “doctored” videos and “hysteria of sedition” were orchestrated by some news channels which were “invited” by ABVP, the students’ wing of RSS.

“Therefore, that nexus needs to be understood. There was no trouble that day, there was no FIR that day, the police did not take any action and the university did not take any action that day.

Who wanted this trouble? We need to focus on that. I think we need to have an independent impartial probe into it,” she said. A forensic probe ordered by Delhi government of certain video clippings of the JNU event has found that two videos were “manipulated” where voices of persons not present in the clips were added.

Grover welcomed the High Court’s decision to grant interim conditional bail to Kanhaiya and said conditions imposed on him are “usual and general”.

“(The conditions) that he (Kanhaiya) will have to give surety, that he will not leave the country and that he will not participate in any anti-national activity…Kanhaiya has never participated in any anti-national activity,” she added.

Kanhaiya, arrested in a sedition case, was today granted interim conditional bail for six months by the High Court, which said he will “not participate actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national”.

The HC also enjoined on him, as president of JNU students union, that he “will make all efforts within his power to control anti-national activities in the campus.”