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Opposition asks govt to Sack Delhi Police Commissioner Bassi, Lalu for Parliamentary panel probe

DELHI: Opposition parties on Wednesday demanded the sacking of Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi after another attack on JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who had been brought to the Patiala House Court premises in connection with a sedition case, and journalists who had turned up to cover the event. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken accused the Delhi Police of aiding and abetting the law-breakers.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi coming out of the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi on Wednesday.

“The Congress demands the immediate sacking of the Delhi Police Commissioner,” Mr. Maken said in a statement.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat said Mr. Bassi had no right to remain the Police Commissioner.

“Bassi does not know the Constitution and he is working like a ‘shakha man’ [RSS worker]. And he has said a bunch of lies. This is a re-enactment of Hitler Raj. Bassi should be removed immediately,” she said.

Breaking his silence on the ongoing JNU row and the arrest of the student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday demanded a probe by a Parliamentary committee. “The Centre should take action on the basis of the probe report. An innocent person must not be victimised without any reason,” Mr. Prasad told a group of journalists in Patna.

On Monday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar too had slammed the Centre and asserted that Kanhaiya Kumar was not anti-national.

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