Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday ordered a magisterial probe into the alleged shouting of anti-India slogans by a group of students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, leading to the arrest of students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
The move comes after a delegation comprising CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI national secretary D Raja, JD(U) MP K C Tyagi and other leaders met Kejriwal, demanding a magisterial probe to establish the "authenticity" of evidence produced against Kumar, who was arrested on sedition charge in connection with an event organised on the campus against the hanging of Afzal Guru.
Kumar, JNUSU President, was arrested on Friday, a move that invited criticism from the opposition parties.
"There are claims that JNU student leaders shouted anti-India slogans and counter claims that ABVP activists did it. To find truth, Delhi govt is directing DM to conduct an enquiry (sic)," the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was using the Delhi Police to "terrorise" everyone.
"Modi ji wants to terrorise everyone by using police," Kejriwal said.