New Delhi: The three JNU students who are among those police was looking for in connection with a sedition case have written to police, communicating their contact details and saying they are open to “questioning or arrest”.
JNUSU General Secretary Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash along with Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, JNUSU General Secretary Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash—had gone missing from the campus since February 12 after JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-India slogans during a controversial event at the campus.
They surfaced back on the varsity campus on Sunday night. While Umar and Anirban, were yesterday sent to three days' police remand by a city court, after their midnight surrender and subsequent arrest in the case, the trio have sent a letter to police.
“Three of them have written a letter to police detailing their room numbers and hostels and contact numbers. They have also said that police can arrest them or question them as and when required in connection with the case,” said Sucheta De, National President, All India Students Association (AISA).
“None of the JNU students have ever avoided what the existing laws of the country tell but all of them have been framed on basis of forged videos without any enquiry. We will fight for justice for Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban and there is no question of the trio surrendering before police, “ she added.
The students also feature in the list of those who were academically debarred by the university on basis of a preliminary enquiry report by a high-level committee probing the issue.
The varsity has allowed them to stay as guests in hostels to enable them to participate in enquiry process.
Amid speculation over why did they decide to go in hiding, if they did not do anything wrong, the students have been maintaining that they feared “mob-lynching” as it happened with Kanhaiya and they decided to be back on campus after they believed that “normalcy” had returned to campus.