Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

JNU Row : No bail for Kanhaiya Kumar, hearing now on February 29

Narada Desk | February 24, 2016 11:51 am Print


Kanhaiya Kumar, JNUSU president

Kanhaiya Kumar, JNUSU president

There is no relief as of now for arrested JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. He will remain in custody . The Delhi police has informed the high court they had want fresh remand of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar as two more students have been arrested on similar sedition charge.

After this  stand by the Delhi Police , the HC adjourned  the hearing on Kanhaiya’s bail plea till February 29, and asked the police to conduct remand proceedings secretly so that the arrested students — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya — are not harmed.    The police told  the HC that further police remand of Kanhaiya is necessary for confronting him with other two accused Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.
The Delhi High Court had directed the police to submit a status report on the bail plea filed by Kumar.  In his bail plea, Kanhaiya claimed he “never raised any seditious slogans” and no charge under Section 124A of the IPC could have been made out against him.
He also claimed he was a “a victim of conspiracy where certain vested elements are seeking to fabricate evidence against him and circulate a doctored video which seeks to superimpose utterances that may have been made elsewhere by others, on him”.