SC refuses to intervene in bail petition, asks Kanhaiya’s lawyers to approach the appropriate court


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on hearing the bail plea of JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar today, stated that the Bail applicant must approach the appropriate court to seek bail. The SC asserted that it would set a bad precedent if the lower courts are not approached in the right manner.

The student leader was arrested on sedition charges. The bail petition has been submitted before the bench of Justice Chelameshwar and Justice A M Sapre. Kanhaiya Kumar had approached the apex court for bail yesterday. The petition that was submitted also requested for the cancellation of custodial interrogation as he has already been sent to Judicial custody.

In the petition, the accused has claimed innocence. He said no purpose would be served by keeping him behind bars and moreover the police have not filed any evidence against him. Kanhaiya Kumar also asserted that there is a threat to his life and it remains in the hands of the Supreme court to assure his safety.