Delhi police cites JNU inquiry findings in its report

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016,15:43 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | In its latest report on the JNU row, Delhi Police has cited evidence collected by the varsity’s internal inquiry committee suggesting that eight students, including JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, allegedly indulged in raising unconstitutional slogans. But, on the basis of the evidence collected by the investigators so far on their own, the police in its report has failed to pinpoint anyone who the eye witnesses, including police personnel and JNU staff, had specifically claimed to have seen raising anti-national slogans.

In its report sent to the Commissioner’s office on Sunday, the police also maintained that they did not enter into the JNU complex without requisition from the concerned authorities, sources said. The report also specifically lists 29 slogans which were witnessed to have been raised at the event and the list doesn’t include the Pakistan Zindabad phrase which was mentioned in the statement attached with the FIR, registered on the basis of a video clip obtained from a news channel, they said.

The same slogan was also mentioned in a status report prepared by the police soon after the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar. Citing the findings of the internal inquiry committee of JNU, the police in its report said that evidence against the eight students include misinterpretation of the proposed event as a cultural evening, forcibly holding the event despite the permission being withdrawn, creating law & order situation in the campus and raising unconstitutional slogans.

In the report, the police also said that local police present at the event witnessed unabated raising of anti-national and unconstitutional slogans by one group, while the another group was countering them, they said. But the report still fails to clarify who were the ones actually involved in such sloganeering.

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