'Adequate' evidence against Kanhaiya, says Bassi
New Delhi: Faced with mounting criticism for slapping sedition charges on JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi today asserted there was "adequate evidence" against him.
"We have adequate evidence against him," Bassi told reporters while emerging from the PMO.
Bassi was asked about reports citing inputs from security agencies that Kumar may not have raised anti-national slogans or made an inflammatory speech at the JNU event which is at the centre of a raging controversy. He said he had come to the PMO to invite some officials for the At Home programme being hosted by him in the evening.
The Police Commissioner said there was no question of giving clean chit to the JNUSU president.
SC asks cops to ensure proper security at Patiala House court
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to ensure proper and adequate security at Patiala House court complex where JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, charged with sedition, is to be produced before a metropolitan magistrate.
The apex court ordered that there will be restricted entry of people which will include the lawyers for the accused and prosecution, in the court room during the proceedings relating to the remand of Kanhaiya whose extended police custody of two days is expiring today.
Besides the presence of lawyers of both sides, the bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre said that the two family members of the accused, if present, will be allowed in the court room, otherwise one faculty member of JNU and a student would be allowed on behalf of the accused.
The bench also restricted the entry of mediapersons inside the court room during the proceeding by limiting it to five journalists. PTI