Delhi Police chief trolled by Kirti Azad and others on JNU statement


Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi, it seems, loves to court controversy. There isn’t a single day that passes without the top cop’s comments not evoking sharp reactions on social media, particularly twitter.

From quoting a fake tweet of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed to being mocked for his alleged loyalty to the central government, Bassi has represented the men in uniform in incredibly poor light. At least that’s what his critics say.

His credibility has taken a severe beating just days before he is to retire and this was noticed even by his political masters i.e. the BJP-led central government.

Days after he was told that he didn’t stand a chance for the CIC job he’d reportedly been assured of, Bassi, it seems, is back to prove his loyalty to the central government.

This could well be an indication that the outgoing police commissioner may have been assured of another lucrative appointment post his retirement.

The speculation over his never-ending loyalty to PM Narendra Modi aside, his comments are once again making twitter users uncomfortable.

On Monday, Bassi told ANI that the onus was on the five JNU students to prove that they were innocent in the allegations of chanting anti-India slogans.

His statement came hours after it emerged the students, Umar Khalid, Anirban, Ashutosh, Rama Naga and Ananth Prakash, had returned on the campus, Bassi said, “They should join the probe, If they are innocent, they should present evidence of their innocence: BS Bassi, CP Delhi.”

This prompted many users including some prominent names in politics to remind Bassi about his hypocrisy.

The suspended BJP MP, Kirti Azad, who has alleged serious corruption cases against the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his time as the DDCA’s president, was quick to tweet, “your comments BS Bassi?”

Azad’s comments were in response to a user’s tweet, which taunted Bassi on its lack of involvement in DDCA corruption case despite it being under its jurisdiction.

Azad wasn’t content with trolling Bassi yet. He dug out an old tweet of the Delhi’s top cop, which said, “Online frauds are rising. By middle of Feb 2016, all Delhi Police Stations will have specialist electronic/online fraud investigation cells.”

Azad asked why Delhi police had not taken any action on ‘average fraud’ in DDCA.

Journalist Shahid Siddiqui called this as a “New definition of Justice.”

That was after a user, Mayur Shekhar Jha, taunted Bassi with this, “I will arrest them without evidence. I will pronounce them guilty. Let them prove if they are not.”