Two suspected JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans, surrendered before the Delhi Police . The two will be produced before a magistrate and will await what lies ahead for them .
Meanwhile, The fate of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail application will also taken up by the Delhi High Court. Kumar, arrested in a sedition case, has claimed he is a victim of conspiracy and falsely implicated by “fabricating” evidence.
Following the dramatic surrender to Delhi Police the Khalid’s counsel raised doubts over his security and has has called on the Delhi Police to ensure his safety to avoid any untoward incidents. “It is the Magistrate and the police’s duty to ensure Umar’s security so that what happened with Kanhaiya, does not happen with him,” Khalid’s counsel Kamini Jaiswal said.
“It is the Magistrate and the police’s duty to ensure Umar’s security so that what happened with Kanhaiya, does not happen with him,” Khalid’s counsel Kamini Jaiswal said. According various media reports other JNU students Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash, accused of allegedly shouted anti-national slogans are expected to surrender before police today.
Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students who, along with JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event organised in the university campus to mark the death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9.