JNU row: Delhi Police chief says case should be dealt by Special Cell

, 5:20 PM IST

New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Saturday said that it was his view that the sedition case against five students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) should be transferred to its Special Cell.

“The police is interrogating Kanhaiya Kumar and the other accused. The investigating officer will take a call after that… I have asked that investigation should be transferred to special cell. It would take about a day or two,” Bassi said.

“It becomes difficult for the police to carry out focussed investigation in this case as they have other responsibilities as well. I believe the special cell would be able to do justice with the investigation,” he added.

The police had yesterday conducted a joint questioning of the three JNU students -Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya. Today, a fourth student, Ashtosh Kumar, was also questioned by the police.

The students are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising ‘anti-national’ slogans at the JNU campus during an event to commemorate Parliament attacker Afzal Guru’s third death anniversary on February 9. (ANI)