‘Baseless’ charges against Kanhaiya must be withdrawn forthwith: CPI

New Delhi: Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Thursday said all ‘baseless’ charges against Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar must be withdrawn and he should be released immediately.

“We have demanded that all the baseless charges along with sedition charges must be withdrawn forthwith and he should be released,” CPI leader D. Raja told ANI here.

Raja also said that adequate security must be provided in the jail premises for Kanhaiya.

“Today, our party’s General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy and I met the Home Minister to discuss the issue of JNU. We demanded the Home Minister that the security must be proper in the jail premises. Because yesterday, he was beaten and badly injured in the court premises despite there were orders from Supreme Court. So that must not happen in the jail,” he added.

Condemning the incident that took place in the Patiala House Court, the CPI leader said that the Home Ministry must initiate strong action against MLA Mr. Sharma and Advocate Mr. Chauhan for their hooliganism and attacking media and Kanhaiya.

Raja further said that police must be withdrawn from the university campus.

Reacting on Delhi police over the Jawaharlal Nehru University row, Raja said that the Delhi police Commissioner B. S. Bassi has failed to deliver his duty.

“Mr. Bassi has failed in his duty. And the way he is speaking is not in tune with the judicial legal system which we have today and the Home Ministry must take it up seriously,” he added.

He also claimed that Bassi must be sacked or asked to go for holiday even though he has few days left with his service. (ANI)