The Presumption of innocence, is the principal of criminal jurisprudence, that one is considered innocent until proven guilty.
Delhi Police Commissioner B.S Bassi is widely critisized by the tweeters for his stand in JNU issue.
A petition was filed on Saturday accusing Bassi of influencing the investigation of sedition case against the JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar. Media reports that the petitioner alleged that Bassi was “playing at the hands”of certain political parties.
Evidence widely circulating in the social media exposes the doctored video and fake twitter handle which the DelhiPOlice used as a main evidence against the accused.
On Monday, Bassi’s statement on the fate of the five JNU students accused of sedition created a huge controversy.
They should join the probe, If they are innocent, they should present evidence of their innocence: BS Bassi, CP Delhi on #JNURow
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 22, 2016
As the lawyers who assaulted the Journalist and Professors and the people who propogate hatredspeech are roaming out freely,people are questioning the selective Police action.
— অর্ণব (@arniels) February 22, 2016
Bassi couldnt prove his competence as CP but wants #JNU students to prove innocence before trial. Best thing about him are his initials: BS
— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) February 22, 2016
Though the law says that you’re innocent until proven guilty, Bassi believes that JNU students are guilty until proven innocent.
— BRAJESH CHAUDHARY (@brajesh_ch) February 22, 2016
He would jump to police custody to torture this guy once is accepts his request! Be honest Bassi, that is the least. https://t.co/SE9j0uQEAN
— Satyapriyan T V (@Satyapriyan) February 22, 2016
@HartoshSinghBal Can some of please tell Mr Bassi he is Police commissioner of Capitol of Union of India. Does he understand what that means
— S.N.A.F.U (@Oh__Twaddi) February 22, 2016