JNU case: 7 students asked to appear before probe panel

PTI2_14_2016_000146B Engineering students of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) take out a rally during a protest against the role of JNU student union in alleged sedition-related activities, in Bhopal on Sunday | AFP

Seven of eight JNU students who were debarred from academic activities earlier this week in connection with a controversial event held on the campus, have been asked to appear before a high level committe of the varsity probing the matter.

"Seven students have been sent notices to appear before the university's high level committee probing the matter. Eight students including Kanhaiya have been debarred from any academic activity till the inquiry is over," JNU registrar Bhupinder Zutshi said.

"The debarred students have been allowed to stay in the hostels as they will be required to attend the probe committee meetings," he said.

The varsity's decision was taken on the basis of an interim report of the proctorial committee set up by the university. The final report of the probe panel is likely to be ready by next week.

JNU Studnets' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar is in police custody in connection with the case.

Kumar was arrested earlier this week after a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy was registered over holding of the event at the varsity during which anti-India slogans were alleged to have been raised.

The arrest has triggered widespread outrage among students and teachers and drawn severe criticism from non-BJP parties.

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