Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) high level internal inquiry into the February 9 incident is over and the panel in its report has recommended rustication of at least two JNU students and imposition of fines on at least 21 others.
The university administration in a statement on March 14 said:
“As per the report, some students have been found to have violated the University’s rules and norms. There are standard provisions in the University rules to take action in such cases. The high level inquiry committee recommendations are based on the rules of discipline and proper conduct of JNU”.
The eight students who were recommended for suspension also include JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, and the decision to suspend him might again create a snowball effect, looking at the amount of support he and other students got after their arrest.
The Delhi Police said:
“We had officially approached the university administration last week and informed it that we would be needing laptops and mobile phones of Umar and Anirban. When we had asked the duo about the same during interrogation they had told us that their laptops were in their respective rooms. Hence it was imperative to take the administration on board as the said items are required for the ongoing investigation.”