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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:42 PM IST

JNU row: Ashutosh Kumar likely to be arrested

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New Delhi :  Ashutosh Kumar, a student facing sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, is likely to be arrested, sources said on Saturday.

Ashutosh Kumar joined the police investigation on Saturday morning, after the investigating agency asked him on Friday night to join the probe at Vasant Vihar police station here, sources said.

Sucheta De, the national president of All India Students’ Association (AISA), an organisation active in JNU, also said Ashutosh has gone to the police station to join the probe, reports IANS.

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“Ashutosh, Rama Naga and Anant Prakash Narayan communicated to police a few days ago their intention to join the enquiry, gave their contact number and told the police to call them whenever needed,” said Sucheta De.

She said police called Ashutosh Kumar on Friday night to come to the police station on Saturday morning. “So he has gone today. We were never resisting.”

CUSTODY EXTENDED

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Meanwhile, a Delhi court allowed the custodial interrogation of two JNU students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested in a sedition case, by two more days.

The court extended the police custody of the duo, who had allegedly organised a controversial event at the JNU on February 9 where anti-India slogans were said to have beenraised, after police contended that they were required for further probe in the case.

Khalid and Anirban were earlier sent to three days’ police remand on February 24, after their midnight surrender and subsequent arrest in the case.

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Published on: Sunday, February 28, 2016, 12:57 AM IST
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