New Delhi: The Centre on Monday said police will act as per law against five students, being looked for in a sedition case and who have now surfaced on the JNU campus after being on the run for over 10 days.
“Police will take action as per law,” Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters here.
He was replying to a question about the resurfacing of the five JNU students.
Asked about the students, including Umar Khalid, addressing a gathering at JNU after their resurfacing, Rijiju said he was not bothered by their latest act and reminded that the country runs as per law.
“I don’t know who is saying what. We are not bothered, the country runs as per law,” he said.
Police have been looking for all the five students since February 12, the day JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in the sedition case registered over a controversial event on the campus.
Earlier, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said if the students were innocent, they should produce evidence.
“Police are looking for them, they should join the investigation. If they are innocent, they should produce evidence of their innocence.
“Delhi Police is a law abiding body and we do not indulge in any injustice against anybody. One should also remember that the police comes first in the ladder of justice,” he told reporters.
The JNU administration called a meeting of top varsity officials today to discuss the resurfacing of the five students.
Police officials, who have been positioned outside the varsity campus since last night after they got inputs about their presence on campus, said they will talk to the Vice Chancellor after the meeting and ask him to direct the students to surrender.
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