JNU row: Delhi HC to hear plea seeking NIA probe tomorrow

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday hear the plea seeking National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe in the sedition case levelled against Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Kumar was arrested last Friday over a protest organized in the JNU campus on February 9 against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

However, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi had earlier dispelled the rumour that the NIA would probe the JNU incident, saying his men are competent enough to investigate each and every case which they register.

Bassi, however, said that the Delhi Police is duty bound to inform the NIA.

“We have not said that the case should be handed over to the NIA, but when a case is registered under the Section 24 A, under the NIA Act, we have to send a report of the case to the NIA through the Central Government so that the NIA can decide whether they want to investigate the case or not, it’s their discretion,” Bassi said.

“As we have registered an FIR under Section 144 A, under the NIA Act, we are duty bound to inform them, which we did. We have not asked them to take or reject the case, it’s their discretion. If NIA takes over, its fine, otherwise, our investigation is on,” he added. (ANI)