JNU Row: Third JNU student Ashutosh Kumar appeared before the investigation team

NEW DELHI: In a recent update to the controversial event at the University campus on February 9 where anti-India slogans were raised, another Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Ashtosh Kumar, who is among one of the five students who have been charged with sedition, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Saturday.

Kumar appeared before the police officials at the R.K. Puram Police Station, where previously Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were also being interrogated. According to the police Ashutosh and others were summoned on the Friday night after a video clip which is showing Kumar and two other shouting the anti-India slogans. Added to this officials also said that, there have been contradictions in the way the accused have described the sequence of events with those of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

Although, the other two other students- Rama Naga and Anant Kumar who were seen accompanying Kumar in the video are yet to appear before the investigation team. But the sources have informed that the two has sent a written letter to the officials saying they are not afraid of joining the investigation.

After questioning Kumar today, the investigation team has said that, the police has released the students but will again question the two other of the five prime accused students who are supposedly to appear before the officials on Monday.

Sources: HT

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Delhi Police to rope in Cyber Cell to trace threat calls to Sitaram Yechury

The Delhi Police is likely to use the assistance of the cyber cell to track the numbers from which CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury allegedly has been receiving threat calls. He has been receiving threats through calls and messages and strict action will be taken against the offender, a senior officer said today.

The CPI (M) leader approached the police and filed a complaint. He provided all the numbers from which he received multiple threat calls. The callers alleged that “wrong things” were spoken about Goddess Durga in parliament, by the Left leader.

The DCP (new Delhi) Jatin Narwal, earlier today, informed that the Police force is “  investigating about all the numbers from which such calls are being made”, and that action will be taken against such callers.

Mr. Yechury earlier today stated, “What they are saying is all non-sense as I did not say anything of that sort. There is not even one mention of Durga’. He also added that his speech from Parliament is on Youtube and that this is a deliberate campaign against him.

The leader had received similar threat calls on February 15, related to the JNU row. He filed a case with the police for the saem. However, the callers could not be traced by the investigative team.

Source: NDTV


JNU issue: Two students surrender to Delhi police

New Delhi: A lot of news and updates have been popping up over the past few days with regards to the incident at JNU. However according to the latest reports received, two students from JNU Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been arrested by the Delhi police. According to media reports, the two students had surrendered to the police on the late hours of Tuesday.

In an effort to avoid the media, the police drove around almost 10 km and later came to the South Campus police station, where the two were held before being produced to the court. The students who were accompanied by their lawyers were taken out of JNU before the arrest was made. The duo was sent in for a medical examination, which was followed by a five hour long interrogation.

As per reports, the two are expected to be produced at the magistrate court today. A look out notice was initially sent out on 20th February in search of Bhattacharya, Khalid and three other students. The duo that had been missing since 12th February have finally come out and surrendered.

As the two students were being taken out by the police in their vehicle, the rest of the students at JNU formed a human chain and stood near the gates. This was done with a purpose to prevent the media from getting to the two students.

Shehla Rashid, who is the Students Union Vice President of JNU, told the media that both Umar and Anirban have faith in the judiciary system.

The students have been charged with sedition, after they organized an event within the campus to mark the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru. The students were also charged of sloganeering anti-national slogans during the event.

Source: TOI


Delhi police gets viscera report for Sunanda Pushkar case

DELHI:  In a recent development to the Sunanda Pushkar murder case, Delhi police has received viscera report to identify the cause of her death.

Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Shashi Tharoor, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram was found dead in her suite on January 2014. Later, the police revealed after the AIIMS medical board has confirmed that her death was due to consumption of some kind of poison. However to detect the poison which lead to her death, last year in February her viscera samples were sent to the FBI lab in Washington DC.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi in his latest tweets said that Medical Board’s advice in late Sunanda’s case has been recieved and Special commissioner of police Deepak Mishra is reviewing the progress. On January 2014, Sunanda Pushkar was found dead at a five star hotel inside her suite in Delhi. There were reports that she was involved in a quarrel with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter over the latter’s alleged affair with Shashi Tharoor.

Since then investigation is going on, Tharoor has been questioned and polygraph test on six persons have been conducted, which include prime witnesses like Narayan Singh, Tharoor’s domestic help, driver Bajrangi and a close friend of the couple Sanjay Dewan.

Source: Hindustantimes.com