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Prove your innocence or get arrested: Bassi tells JNU students

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New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi on Monday asked the JNU students, who returned to the university campus last night, to join the join probe and present evidence of their innocence.

“I would say if the police is looking for them then they should join the police investigation. And if they are innocent, they should present evidence of their innocence,” Bassi told the media here.

When asked if the police would enter the JNU campus to arrest the students, the top cop said that his men are competent enough to deal with the situation.

“The investigating officer would exercise the best available option. As far as the Delhi Police is concerned, we always aim for maintaining the law and order situation of the city,” he added.

He further said that the police entering the JNU campus won’t deteriorate the situation in the varsity.

“I don’t want to comment on what the students told the media, the officers of the Delhi Police are competent enough to deal with it,” he added.

All five students, who were accused of sedition and were absconding, surfaced on the JNU campus last night. Umar Khalid, along with four others – Anant Prakash Narayan, Ashutosh Kumar, Rama Naga and Anirban Bhattacharya – returned to the university campus last night.

The police is waiting for Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar’s permission to enter the university campus to arrest the students, who have been accused of raising anti-India slogans during an event at JNU on February 9.

All five students had gone missing after JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested and charged with sedition. (ANI)

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