Kanhaiya, 2 others granted regular bail in sedition case
JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and two other varsity students were today granted regular bail in a sedition case relating to alleged anti-India slogan-shouting at JNU campus in February by a Delhi court which noted that there was no ground not to grant them the relief.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Police told the court that Kanhaiya and two other students — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattachary — did not misuse interim bail conditions and cooperated with the probe in the case.
“In view of the fact that these three accused persons are on interim bail and have joined the investigation as and when called, I admit all these accused persons Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya to regular bail on the same terms and conditions on which they were granted interim bail.
“Bail bonds and surety bonds have already been furnished by these accused persons at the time of availing interim bail.
The same bond shall remain in force till further orders,” Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh said in his order.
Special Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan, appearing for the special cell of Delhi Police, told the court that “the accused persons have joined the investigation as and when called during the period of their interim bail”, and that they did not misuse the liberty granted to them.
Kanhaiya, Khalid and Bhattacharya, who are out on interim bail, had moved the court for regular bail. Kanhaiya’s move came after the Delhi High Court on August 17 had refused his application for regular bail and asked him to approach the sessions court for the purpose. He was granted interim bail by the high court on March 2 for six months which is scheduled to expire on September 1.