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Five students wanted in sedition case hiding in JNU professors' residences: ABVP

New Delhi: Members of ABVP on Monday alleged that five students, wanted by the police in a sedition case and have surfaced on the campus after being on the run for over 10 days, were hiding in JNU professors' residences and demanded an inquiry into the matter.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"We are very certain that these students are hiding in residences of professors on campus. We demand an enquiry into the same and the teachers supporting these students should also be penalised by the university," Saurabh Kumar Sharma, Joint Secretary of JNUSU said in a press meet.

"Last night, they suddenly emerged on campus and proudly addressed rallies. A huge gathering of students and teachers even lauded them. We demand that the vice chancellor intervene in this regard and direct the five students to surrender before police. We want JNU administration, varsity security and police to devise a strategy on how that could be facilitated without disrupting the peace on campus," he said.

Five JNU students, including Umar Khalid, who the police have been looking for in connection with a sedition case, on Sunday surfaced on the campus, and claimed they did not do anything wrong but were "framed" using a "doctored video".

JNU is caught in a row in connection with an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were alleged to have been raised. JNU students' union leader Kanhaiya Kumar is in judicial custody in the sedition case lodged in connection with the event.

ABVP had objected to the 9 February event following which the varsity had cancelled the permission for it but the organisers had gone ahead with the programme.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 22, 2016 17:33 PM

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