JNU row: Delhi Police opposes Kanhaiya’s bail, hearing to resume tomorrow

New Delhi, Feb. 23 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a status report on Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea as the hearing is set to resume tomorrow.

The High Court has sought the status report from the Delhi Police, which mentions eyewitness’ statements, Kanhaiya’s presence and video footage against him.

The Delhi Police has raised opposition against Kanhaiya’s bail plea hearing citing that there is enough evidence against him.

“We have enough evidence, documents and material against the accused and the whole lot to proceed against them under the charges of sedition,” Special Public Prosecutor Shailendra Babbar told the media here.

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung earlier this morning ordered the removal of Kanhaiya’s counsel Rahul Mehra and appointed four lawyers.

The Delhi Police had written to the LG, saying they have no confidence in the lawyers appointed by the state government and suggested four new names including Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

Mehra was appointed as Kumar’s counsel by the Delhi Government and this move is likely to spark another confrontation between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government and the LG. (ANI)

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