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JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban sent to three-day police custody

The proceedings were not held in Patiala House Courts complex in New Delhi due to security concern. Instead, they were held in a police station in south Delhi and a magistrate was called for conducting the remand proceedings.

JNU protests Updated: Feb 24, 2016 22:53 IST

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, facing sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans, were remanded to three-day police custody on Wednesday, police said.

The proceedings were not held in Patiala House Courts complex in New Delhi due to security concern. Instead, they were held in a police station in south Delhi and a magistrate was called for conducting the remand proceedings.

The magistrate allowed Delhi Police to quiz them for three days.

Both the students had surrendered before police around midnight on Tuesday outside the university.

A case against Khalid and Bhattacharya was registered at Vasant Kunj police station.

Kanhaiya was arrested in a sedition case on February 12 after the event held on the university campus against the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He allegedly shouted anti-India slogans at the event.