New Delhi, Feb 22: Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Monday said the five JNU students, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-India slogans, should join the probe and prove that they are innocent. “They (the students) should join the probe. If they are innocent, they should present evidence of their innocence,” Bassi told reporters. The five students — Umar Khalid, Ant Prakash rayan, Ashutosh Kumar, Rama ga and Anirban Bhattacharya — returned to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday night.
They had disappeared from the campus after the February 9 event held to mark the anniversaries of executions of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat. Asked if police would enter the campus to arrest the students, Bassi said: “I am confident that my team is competent enough to deal with the matter. “The investigating officer would take the best available option. (IANS)