Order on Kanhaiya’s bail today, others sent to custody

  • Avantika Mehta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2016 02:02 IST
JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar being escorted by police into Patiala House Court for a hearing in New Delhi. (AFP)

The Delhi high court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its order on whether JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, should be released on bail.

Justice Pratibha Rani, who heard arguments from Delhi Police, and Kumar’s advocates senior counsel Kapil Sibal and lawyer Vrinda Grover for three hours on Monday, reserved her order for March 2.

On Tuesday, Kumar’s co-accused -- JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya -- were remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House Court.

Both Khalid and Bhattacharya are accused of organising the February 9 event in the JNU campus where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

The police had told court that there were over 22 people present at the JNU event, including some outsiders, who had been identified after the joint interrogation of Khalid, Anirban and Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar arrested in the same case.

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