The Intelligence Report sent by sleuths on JNU incident does not have the name of Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on Friday for sedition. The report sent to the Home Ministry and the Delhi Police on Wednesday listed the students who participated in it shouting slogans but Kumar’s name was not one among them.
The question making rounds is whether delhi Police chief was over-jealous in arresting Kanhaiya Kumar without evidence and secondly filing as big a charge as sedition which attracts three years of jail term to life sentence, besides ruining his life and career forever.
The opposition and Congress have made appeals and met President to submit a memorandum on Thursday while a large section of students and teachers took out a protest march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar.
When Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi extracted a statement from Kanhaiya Kumar that he never uttered any anti-India slogan, then the police chief, who is retiring on Feb. 29 and is tipped to take over as Chief Information Officer, said: "If he applies for bail, we have no objection."
The main goal of the arrest and sedition charges were aimed at creating a fear psychosis among the students of not only JNU but all over the country so that students learn a lesson and toe the line of the party in power, alleged opposition leaders. In return for his brave act, Mr Bassi is tipped to be made the chief Information Officer, once he retires on Feb. 29, which means he will be heading the country’s RTI (Right to Information) scenario. So, another death knell as RTI will soon become a museum piece.