New Delhi, Feb 16: A petition seeking a probe by the National Investigating Agency into the protests at the JNU has been rejected by the Delhi High Court. The Bench comprising Justice B D Ahmed and R K Gauba while rejecting the plea termed the petition as premature.
The petition was filed by one Ranjana Agnihotri in which it was alleged that the Delhi police was not probing correctly the incident at the JNU in which anti India slogans were allegedly shouted during a protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru. The petitioner sought that the case be transferred to the NIA.
The court observed that the petition is premature in nature. The Delhi police is probing the case. So what is the urgency in filing this petition, the court also said. The court said that it cannot issue a directive to the NIA at this juncture as the Delhi police is already probing the case.
On Tuesday when the matter came up for hearing, the court sought to know what the urgency was. The Delhi police is already conducting the probe in this case and would take it to its logical end the Bench also observed.
Meanwhile the Delhi police which is probing the case is contemplating handing over the probe to its special cell. A letter by the DCP in the Delhi police stated that the special cell is better equipped to handle the case as it involves probing a link between the organisers of the event and supporters of Afzal Guru.