Probing JNU case from all angles: Bassi

If any person is found having any financial link with any terrorist outfit, he/she will also be charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, says the Delhi Police Commissioner

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:55 am IST

Published - February 16, 2016 06:33 pm IST - New Delhi

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi.

Police are probing suspected “financial links” between terror outfits and students allegedly involved in the raising of anti-India slogans at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Tuesday said.

“Police are looking into all aspects of the case. If any person is found having any financial link with any terrorist outfit, he/she will also be charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,” he said on the sidelines of the 69th Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police.

Mr. Bassi, however, refused to elaborate when asked whether investigators have so far found links between any terror outfit and the students who have been identified as accused in the case.

The Commissioner said that “several persons have been identified” following the event which led to a sedition case against JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, and they will be arrested soon.

He said the evidence in the matter so far supports the registration of a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy against Kumar, who was arrested on February 12.

Mr. Bassi said police have no problems with JNU authorities as they are cooperating with the probe.

Asked about the alert in which Delhi Police had posted a tweet by an account named ‘HafeezSaeedJUD’, which was later taken down, Mr. Bassi maintained that the alert was issued for the content of the tweet which was seditious and could have made people engage in activities which come under the domain of IPC Section 124 A (sedition).

Justifying the arrest of the JNUSU President, he had on Monday claimed Kumar had raised anti-national slogans during the event on the JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

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