A Delhi-based journalist, who is a friend of Umar Khalid, has been questioned by Delhi Police about the whereabouts of Khalid, who the police are searching for in connection with the sedition case registered over the controversial event at JNU held last week.
The journalist, Sadiq Naqvi, was at Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh when a team of Delhi Police officials approached him today, following which he was questioned about Khalid’s whereabouts. They also asked him to come to Delhi and Naqvi is presently on his way.
The developments have been confirmed by a senior official in south district of Delhi Police.
Naqvi was Khalid’s classmate in Delhi University, where they both pursued graduation together. “It was routine questioning and I shall make myself available for another round of questioning once I reach Delhi,” Sadiq told PTI.
Khalid is one of the ten youths who the police are looking out for in connection with the event in JNU in which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.
Delhi Police has conducted a numbers of raids in Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in search for 10 persons, including Khalid, in connection with the case of alleged sedition for which JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested.