JNU row: Call records of Khalid and Bhattacharya hold key to cracking the case

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New Delhi, Feb 24: The Delhi police, which has the custody of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in connection with the JNU is monitoring the phone calls in a bid to dish out information.

The Delhi police wants to keep a tab on the phone calls received by these two persons accused of organising an event in the support of Afzal Guru.

Umar Khalid

It is very important for us as we are trying to get to the bottom of the case. We need to know who has been calling them. We are also trying to get a hold of the call records prior to February 9th as it will give us a clear understanding as to who asked these students to organise the event at the JNU.

Questioning continues:

After Khalid and Bhattacharya surrendered, the Delhi police had to resort to a lot of tactics before they could whisk them away to an undisclosed location. The two students were taken into a police van, following which they drove around Delhi for almost an hour.

This was done to dodge and avoid the media, which was chasing the police and the students. However, the police succeeded in dodging the media. The duo will today be produced before the Patiala House court where the Delhi police will seek their custody.

The police have said that the students have denied that the event was organised at someone's behest. They continue to maintain that the event was organised on their own. They have also denied shouting anti-India slogans.

The police, which has sought the approval of the Delhi government to keep a track on their calls says that the first part of the probe would be to try and find out who the organisers are.

In the second phase of the probe we will find out who financed the event. If it is found that the event was funded by a banned outfit, then it clearly makes out a case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

With regard to the footage about the event, the Delhi police has based it on the media coverage. However these videos which have been termed as fake will given to the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory to verify whether it is genuine or fake.


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