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Delhi police on Saturday asked Jawaharlal Nehru University to provide details of its Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s movements outside the campus, the nature of his visits and his mode of transport.

Published: 06th March 2016 03:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2016 07:46 AM   |  A+A-

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New Delhi JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar (File|PTI)

NEW DELHI: Delhi police on Saturday asked Jawaharlal Nehru University to provide details of its Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s movements outside the campus, the nature of his visits and his mode of transport.

In a letter to University authorities, DCP (South) Prem Nath wrote that the SHO of Vasant Kunj (North) Police Station, should be informed well in time about “the movements/visits of Kumar outside the campus, including nature of visit and travel mode so that necessary security/preventive measures may be taken to prevent any untoward incident”.

According to the police the move comes as part of their efforts to provide foolproof security to the student leader. Earlier, the Delhi High Court gave strict directives to the police after the attack on Kumar at Patiala House Court Complex on February 17. The high Court said police must ensure that none of the students arrested in connection with the sedition case suffered even a scratch.

The police also ensured full security to Kanhaiya on Thursday, when he was released from jail on conditional bail, and deployed multiple escort teams to make sure that he reaches the campus safe.

Kumar was arrested on February 12 in a case of sedition over allegedly “anti-national” slogans raised at an event held on February 9 on JNU campus, to protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Around 10 days after Kumar’s arrest, two more students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who were accused in the same case, surrendered. The duo is presently in judicial custody.



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