JNU row: Delhi police transfer case to Anti-Terror Cell

Feb 27:  Delhi police today reportedly transferred the sedition case against five students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to Anti-Terror Cell, which probes terror cases, police sources said.
The sources said the case was transferred to the Anti-Terror Cell — also known as Special Cell — as it specialised in investigations related to terror activities and national security.
Joint questioning of the three people was done by the Special Cell. And the report mentioned that the accused were not cooperating with the investigation.
There was involvement of people from other states as well in the whole incident, said a senior police officer.
The development came after three students — Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya — were questioned together by the Delhi police.
Kanhaiya was arrested from the college campus by the Delhi police when the students were allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans on February 12. Khalid and Bhattacharya were put under arrest after they surrendered before the police on Tuesday night.
“Khalid and Anirban were brought to RK Puram police station on Friday evening along with Kanhaiya under one-day police custody where the three were made to sit and asked to corroborate the sequence of event on JNU campus on February 9, ” a senior police official said.
Five students of JNU have been arrested by the Delhi police to question their involvement in anti-national activities to mark the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9.
On February 11, Delhi police registered a case against the unidentified students in connection with the anti-national slogans at Vasant Kunj police station based on the video footage and some key witnesses of the February 9 event.
A day after the case was registered DCP (south) Prem Nath wrote to Delhi Commissioner B S Bassi for  transferring the case to the National Investigation Agency or the Special Cell.

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