Days after Delhi Police arrested and booked sedition charge on Jawaharlal Nehru student union president Kanhaiya Kumar, intelligence agencies have zeroed on four suspects, who according to them are the mastermind behind the anti-India event at JNU.
Omar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Riazul Haq and Rubina Saifee, the four students of JNU, have been named by intelligence agencies as suspects behind organising pro-Afzal Guru event at the JNU campus as well as participating in anti-India activities. All the four JNU students are said to be members of democratic student union, which is considered to be a frontal organisation of CPI-Maoists.
According to India Today report, intelligence agencies have claimed that these four students activists used to work on the instructions of Delhi University professor G.N. Sai Baba, who is currently lodged at Pune central jail, on charges of having links with Maoists. Reports said that democratic student union member Omar Khalid had submitted an application to Jawaharlal Nehru University administration, seeking permission to organise a cultural evening in the campus on February 9. He was granted permission by the JNU administration.
Posters were put across the campus by the student body inviting the university students to participate in the event. However, a complaint was filed by ABVP members before college administration alleging that pro-Afzal Guru event was scheduled to be held by JNUSU, following which JNU administration cancelled its permission for the event. Despite JNU administration cancelling its permission to allow the event in the campus, the DSU went on to organise the cultural evening at JNU campus.