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Kanhaiya Kumar raised anti-national slogans: Bassi


New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Monday said there is clear evidence that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was chanting ‘anti-national slogans’ during last week’s protest in the varsity.

“There is clear evidence that Kanhaiya was raising anti-national slogans and was also giving anti-national speech which comes under 124 (A). He was part of this unlawful activity. Interrogation and investigation is still on. We will analyze his interrogation and the result will be put on public domain soon,” Bassi told the media here.

“We have taken all information from him (Kanhaiya). We are gathering more information and all accused will be arrested,” he added.

The police commissioner further said the evidences collected so far suggest that the ABVP was opposing the programme.

“But if it is found out that they were also raising anti-national slogans then action will be taken against them also,” he added.

Bassi further said the tweet on Hafiz Saeed was blasphemous and tried to incite youth against the lawfully established government of India.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said yesterday that the Afzal Guru event was “supported by terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed”.

“What happened at JNU has been fully supported by Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed. I appeal to all political parties that whenever such situations arise where anti-India slogans are raised, the entire nation must speak in one voice,” he said.

As the comment led to opposition anger, the Home ministry clarified that Rajnath Singh’s remarks were based on ‘inputs from different agencies’.

The ministry clarification also followed reports that Singh and the police were misled by a tweet purportedly from a twitter handle in the name of Hafiz Saeed.

On Sunday, Pakistani newspaper The Dawn reported the Hafiz Saeed handle was fake. Hafiz Saeed’s Twitter handle was blocked a long time ago. (ANI)

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