New Delhi: Faced with mounting criticism for slapping sedition charges on JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday 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.
"Not at all," he said when asked whether there was no clean chit to Kumar, who was arrested last week on sedition charges.
Police claimed he had raised anti-India slogans at an event in the university.
However, the Special Branch of Delhi Police in its report submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday said nothing about JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.
The 4-page report blamed Democratic Students Union (DSU) activists led by 'wanted' student Umar Khalid for events leading to violence in the varsity campus.
The group raised anti-national slogans after they were denied to broadcast a pro-Afzal Guru documentary on February 9 in the JNU, the report said, adding Umar Khalid has been absconding since then.
The JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday. The controversy began when some JNU students organised a meet on February 9 at the campus to mark the anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging. Anti-India slogans were also raised at the event.
Kanhaiya Kumar, a second year PhD scholar at JNU, was arrested and was slapped with sedition charges. Kanhaiya, whose police custody ends today, will be produced before the Delhi High Court today.