New Delhi: While speculations are rife that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh referred to a dodgy tweet while claiming that LeT chief Hafiz Saeed ‘supported’ the JNU event, a home ministry spokesperson said the union minister’s revelation was based on inputs from ‘different agencies’.

Home Minister Rajnath SinghHome Minister Rajnath Singh

Meanwhile, Delhi Police have initiated a probe into the now-defunct Twitter handle in the name of LeT chief, on which the message was posted in support of the JNU student stir, prompting the issuance of an alert. Singh’s statement, however, sparked a political controversy with the Opposition demanding that the Home Minister provide proof to back his claim.

Engineering students of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology take out a rally — against the role of JNU students union in alleged sedition-related activities — in Bhopal yesterday. Pics/PTIEngineering students of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology take out a rally — against the role of JNU students union in alleged sedition-related activities — in Bhopal yesterday. Pics/PTI

Demanding evidence from Rajnath, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “Cracking down on students & using #HafizSaeed to justify the crack down is a new low, even for this NDA government. #JNUCrackdown. That #HafizSaeed supported the #JNU protests is a very serious charge to level against the students. The evidence must be shared with all.” Echoing Omar’s sentiments, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury tweeted: “Very serious charge to level against the students and the evidence must be shared with all.”