27/02/2016 6:17 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

JNU Sedition Case Transferred To Special Cell: Bassi

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 26: Bhim Sain Bassi Commissioner of Police, Delhi, during the launch of various smart and technological applications for policing, on February 26, 2016 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said on Saturday that the sedition case in connection with the controversial JNU event has been transferred to the force's counter-terrorism unit Special Cell.

"I have directed my officers to transfer the case to Special Cell as the matter needs focused investigation. In a case registered under Section 124 A (Sedition), the Special Cell shall do justice," Bassi told reporters.

The process of transfer will take around two days, he said, adding that the local police district would not be able to put the focus which the case demands as they have to deal with numerous routine law and order affairs.

A few days after registering the case in connection with the February 9 event in JNU campus, DCP (South) Prem Nath had written to the Commissioner, requesting him to transfer the case to Special Cell.

Bassi had refused to do so then saying that the concerned police district has enough capacity to deal with the matter.

JNU Student's Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in connection with the case on February 12.

Two more students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who made the police chase them across cities for around 10 days, later surrendered themselves a day after they resurfaced in the varsity's campus on Sunday.

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