JNU Row: BS Bassi justifies Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest

| Monday, February 15, 2016 - 16:31
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BS Bassi
New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi has justified the arrest of JNU student Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar saying he was involved in anti-national sloganeering during Afzal event.
Bassi said that Kanhaiya was fully aware of the rally and was involved in anti-national sloganeering. “Our investigation has shown that Kanhaiya had participated in the event. He had even given a speech and raised anti-India slogans which are a violation of Section 124a.
When asked if JNU students had any terror connections, Bassi said that Kanhaiya was still under interrogation and the police will be able to determine if there were any terror links only after analyzing the interrogation.
Bassi also indicated that more arrests would be made in connection to the anti-national incident. “We have identified more people and are trying to gather more information about them. I am hopeful that we will soon be able to arrest them.” 
Earlier in the day, Bassi also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the JNU issue.
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