New Delhi: Just five days after the JNU controversy, the case has taken another twist as the Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi told NewsX that he has contacted the NIA and the anti-terror agency could take over the investigation based on the initial findings.
The police wants the NIA to step in to investigate a larger conspiracy behind what they call is a clear anti-India event that took place in the capital.
Delhi Police Chief Bassi said that if the NIA wants, they can take over the JNU investigation. NIA can send reports on the JNU case. In case the NIA do not want to step in, Delhi Police is capable of handling the case on its own, he added.
The opposition has hit out at the government for dragging the NIA in this case. Congress condemned NIA probe possibility and said there is no proof against those arrested. NIA probe would be extreme for this case.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) also came out and said that there was a need to establish facts first and to ascertain the intention.
“Emergency-like situation; Black days for Indian democracy; NIA focus on securing nation”, said JDU.
Parties like the Congress and JDU have maintained that agencies like the NIA are there to tackle hardcore terrorism and are not there for taking action against misguided youth.
However, the BJP has defended this move by the Delhi police asserting that the investigation in this case should be allowed to continue.
The JNU controversy erupted after a group of students organized a cultural evening to mourn the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which some students raised anti-India slogans. ABVP students protested against the cultural evening after which a political fight escalated in the capital.
An FIR was filed against the cultural event organizers following which the police took JNUSU president into three-day custody.