JNU students Umar, Anirban’s police custody extended

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The police custody of JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, facing sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans, was extended for one more day, sources said Monday.

The two Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students were presented before the magistrate after expiry of their two-day police custody in a confidential location and the magistrate allowed Delhi Police to quiz them for one more day.

Both the students surrendered before police on last Tuesday midnight outside a gate of the university.

A case against Khalid and Bhattacharya was registered at Vasant Kunj police station, soon after JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested under the same charges on February 12 after the event held on the university campus against the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He allegedly shouted anti-India slogans at the event.

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