NEW DELHI: Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Monday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and briefed him about the JNU controversy, for which the force drew severe criticism from several quarters.
“It was a routine meeting between the Commissioner and the Lt Governor, in which the latter was briefed about the ongoing JNU row,” a senior police officer said.
He said the subject of discussion revolved around the five JNU students, including Umar Khalid, who are facing sedition charges and resurfaced on the varsity campus last night.
The police have been looking for all the five since February 12, the day JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in the sedition case registered over a controversial event on the campus.
Bassi is learnt to have told Jung that the final call about the matter is to be taken by the investigating officer.
Earlier in the day, Bassi said if the students were innocent, they should produce evidence.
“Police are looking for them, they should join the investigation. If they are innocent, they should produce evidence of their innocence.
“Delhi Police is a law abiding body and we do not indulge in any injustice against anybody. One should also remember that the police come first in the ladder of justice,” he told reporters.
The JNU administration called a meeting of top varsity officials on Monday to discuss the resurfacing of the five students.
Police officials, who have been positioned outside the varsity campus since last night after they got inputs about their presence on campus, said they will talk to the Vice Chancellor after the meeting and ask him to direct the students to surrender.