JNU row: Did Delhi police bank on doctored video to jail Kanhaiya Kumar?

Cops filed the case against Kumar on Feb 11 after obtaining a television news video clip that had edited his comments

New Delhi: Amid mounting outrage over JNU row, it has emerged now that JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar was slapped with a sedition charge based on an edited video clip of the controversial event at the university aired by a Hindi news channel.

Kanhaiya Kumar (C). Pic/PTI

According to the FIR, police slapped the case of sedition against JNUSU president Kumar on February 11 after obtaining the video clip of the event, held two days earlier, from the channel, though policemen were present at the event. Police had arrested Kumar on February 12.

The FIR said after receiving information from JNU about possible trouble at the event, three constables were sent in civil clothes there. There were some policemen in uniform too.

In the later stages of investigation, the police acquired two more video clips. According to the FIR, the video showed that students raised pro-Pakistan slogans at the event. It said around 80-90 students were present at the event.

Kanhaiya moves SC

New Delhi: Claiming threat to his life in Tihar Jail, JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar yesterday directly approached the Supreme Court for bail, which it will hear today. In the petition, he has submitted that there was a need for the apex court to intervene for safeguarding his life and limb.

Gilani sent to JC
New Delhi: Delhi Police yesterday presented former DU lecturer SAR Gilani, arrested on sedition charges, before a magistrate for remand proceedings. He was remanded to judicial custody till March 3. He also moved a bail application, which will come up for hearing today.

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