New Delhi/Nagpur: Jawaharlal Nehru University students Anirban Bhattacharya and Umar Khalid are likely to face stringent action for their alleged involvement in the pro-Afzal Guru event at the campus in February 2016. The university administration has finalised its decision against the two students as well as against JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.
Sources say Kanhaiya is likely to be fined Rs 10,000 while Umar and Anirban are likely to be rusticated for a period of two to five years. The three students have not been apprised of the decision as yet.
Umar and Anirban had surrendered before Delhi Police on February 23 and were subsequently arrested under the sedition charge. The two were among the five students who, along with Kanhaiya, were charged with shouting anti-national slogans at an event on February 9 organised in the university campus to protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
On February 12, Delhi Police had arrested the JNU Students’ Union president in connection with the case. The police had thereafter conducted search operation to arrest Khalid and Bhattacharya. But the duo could not be located and re-surfaced after about 10 days.
They were questioned by the police for days before a court sent them to judicial custody. The police identified them as the main organisers of the February 9 event.