JNU row: Delhi Police conducts raids in various states to nab accused in sedition case

New Delhi: Delhi Police has conducted a numbers of raids in Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in search for 10 persons in connection with the case of alleged sedition for which JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"Teams have raided several places in Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the past two days. They are looking for 10 specific persons, of whom some are JNU students and the others are believed to be outsiders," a police source said on Wednesday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, "people in huge numbers participated in it (the event), and we have already identified the ring leader. Now we are looking for all those who have been identified. Very soon, we will get hold of them."

The names of the ten persons, excluding Kumar, had emerged on the day the police had registered a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy in connection with an event held in JNU campus, the source said.

The police have also received input about the presence of some of them in West Bengal and Kerala, following which two separate teams have been sent there. Earlier, the police raided some locations in Delhi-NCR and Haryana but failed to track down the suspects, the source added.

Kumar was arrested following the event held on February 9 to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru where anti-Indian slogans were allegedly raised.

After his arrest, Kumar was taken into police custody for interrogation. He was produced in a court today which remanded him to judicial custody till 2 March.


Updated Date: Feb 17, 2016 21:24 PM

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