The police had arrested JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is presently in judicial custody in Tihar jail. Police have so far recorded statements of 17 eyewitnesses, including university students, JNU security staff and staff members in this regard.
Meanwhile, an NHRC probe team said the physical assault on JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on sedition charges, in the court premises appeared to have been "organised and pre-planned".
Claiming threat to life in jail and from lynching mobs in the court complex, Kumar made the bail plea before the apex court. Kumar, who has been arrested on sedition charges, said he is a student and not some hardened criminal and no prejudice would be caused to any one, if he is released on bail.