14-day judicial custody for JNU duo, Kanhaiya bail plea today
On Monday Delhi’s Patiala House Court had granted one day police custody of both students.
Earlier on Tuesday, Delhi Police had questioned another JNU student Ashutosh along with Umar and Anirban. This comes even as the Delhi Police has now done a U-turn in the case, saying they have no evidence of JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar raising anti-India slogans.
A case against Khalid and Bhattacharya was registered at Vasant Kunj police station, soon after JNU Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested under the same charges on February 12 after the event held on the university campus against the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
The JNUSU president was arrested by the police on February 12 three days after a pro-Afzal Guru event in university campus where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised by the students,
Five other students accused of sedition had surfaced on campus on February 21 after being on run from the February 12. Two of them - Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya surrendered at the university campus on the February 23 night after their request to surrender at a secret location was rejected by the High Court.
Delhi High Court on Monday had reserved its order on the bail plea of Kanhaiya Kumar but came down heavily on Delhi Police’s understanding of their main charge against the JNU students’ union president.