Sedition row: JNU student Ashutosh Kumar’s questioning enters Day 2

New Delhi : Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Ashtosh Kumar, who is among one of the five students who have been charged with sedition, was questioned by the Delhi Police on Sunday in connection with the controversial event at the University campus on February 9 where ‘anti-India’ slogans were raised.

Kumar had been called in for questioning yesterday as well, where he was grilled for almost 10 hours.

Ashutosh is believed to be one of the main organisers of the event that was held on the campus.

The Delhi Police had earlier on February 20 issued a look-out notice against Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash.

The police custody of JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing sedition charges, was extended by two days yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Congress demanded that the case of JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is booked on charges of sedition, should be transferred to a non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled state of either Uttar Pradesh or Bihar, so that the truth in the case is revealed. (ANI)