New Delhi, Feb 13: The Delhi police have detained seven students in connection with the JNU campus row. The police have taken these persons for questioning in a bid to seek out more information on the protests that took place in the campus during which anti India and pro Afzal Guru slogans were shouted.
Delhi police officials say that the investigation is still on and they are seeking more information regarding the whereabouts of more students who were part of the protest as well as the organisers.
Earlier the Home Minister, Rajnath Singh during a meeting with the Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi had sought quick action on the case. He however advised the top cop to conduct a fair probe and ensure that no innocents were arrested or targeted.
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore who is in Bengaluru while speaking about the JNU incident said that there are fundamental rights, but there are duties as well. "Will you find in the US anyone raising an Osama Bin Laden flag and shouting slogans in his favour?
One must understand that there are fundamental rights but in the midst of this one should not forget the fundamental duties. On one hand our soldiers guard the borders risking their lives. They fight so hard that they end up losing their present and future and on the other hand there are some elements who are hell bent upon ruining the nation," he said.
The meeting with Bassi came shortly after the Home Minister had met with a delegation of Left leaders. During that meeting Singh had assured of a fair probe and also said that there would be no witch hunt. He said that the probe would be fair.
The police had earlier arrested student's leader Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges. He was remanded in three days police custody. Since the slogans were anti India, the police say that sedition charges had been filed.
The police even said that they wanted to probe if he had links with any organisation that was raising the anti India bogey. The student leader however said that he was a victim of political conspiracy. He even suggested to the court before which he was produced that he was only there to ensure the safety of the students when the clash began.