New Delhi, Feb 15: The probe into the sedition charges in the JNU campus row may be handled by the special cell of the Delhi police. A request to this effect has been made as the probe would also involve looking into alleged links between the protest and terrorist groups.
The special cell of the Delhi police is more equipped to handle cases where terrorism is concerned. A communication to the Delhi police commissioner, B S Bassi from the DCP in the Delhi police seeks permission to hand over this case to the special cell.
There have been allegations that some of the students were linked to pro terror groups and it was at their behest that anti India slogans were shouted. If there is a terrorism link to the case, then it is the special cell which is better equipped to handle it, the Delhi police official says.
The Delhi police chief during a meeting with the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh had assured of a speedy probe. Singh had told the police chief that the matter should be probed thoroughly but also cautioned that there should be no false case or witch hunt.