In what appears to be a huge embarrassment for the central government, inputs from the security agencies have indicated that the JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar may not have raised anti-India slogans.
Delhi Police had wasted no time in arresting Kumar before slapping sedition charges against him.
A PTI News report quoted Home Ministry officials saying that slapping of the serious charge of sedition against Kumar could be an act of “over enthusiasm” on the part of some Delhi Police officers.
The news agency report further added that security agencies had conveyed Rajnath Singh that even though Kumar was present at the event commemorating the death of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, he possibly did not personally raise any anti-India slogan nor did he speak anything anti-national that may have made him a candidate for sedition charge.
The officials, quoted by news agency, also said that the anti-India slogans were raised by students belonging to Democratic Students Union (DSU), considered to be a front of CPI (Maoists).
Kumar represents AISF, the students wing of CPI, while DSU is an extreme left group.
Officials said that they didn’t believe a student union of a mainstream political party could get along with an organisation of extreme left ideology.
Security agencies also reportedly told the Home Ministry officials that Kumar did deliver a speech but it could not be considered as anti-national.