JNU row: Police Commissioner Bassi takes U-turn, opposes Kanhaiya’s bail plea


New Delhi :-Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Wednesday made a permutation from his earlier stand of not opposing JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail petition in the High Court, saying it had been due to “change in circumstances”.

Bassi had soon stated  that the police will not oppose Kanhaiya’s bail, maintaining that a young man like him should be given another chance.

However, the police chief on Wednesday justified his backtracking saying, “The circumstances when I had said so, those have completely changed.”

Bassi further said, Kanhaiya showed repentance on his part when he issued an appeal on the day he was produced before a court but later refused having issued any such appeal and made certain allegations which were “false”.

“We have reasonable apprehension that if he (Kanhaiya) comes out on bail, he is bound to impact the probe and influence witnesses. He is also likely to indulge in activities that are violative of penal laws.