New Delhi, Feb.19 (ANI): JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday filed his bail petition in the Delhi High Court. The plea was filed by his lawyers Vrinda Grover and Sushil Bajaj.
This came after the Supreme Court refused to entertain their plea and directed them to move the High Court.
Counsel Raju Ramachandra appearing for Kanhaiya had told the apex court earlier that the atmosphere of Patiala House Court is not safe for the accused and his lawyers.
“The Defence lawyers are not able to perform their duty in such hostile environment. That is why the bail application had been moved to the Supreme Court,” he said.
The apex court had observed that once, enough security is provided to the accused and his lawyers then there shall be no problem in filing the bail plea in the High Court.
The Delhi Police today submitted in the apex court report regarding the incidents of violence at the Patiala House Court.
Kanhaiya yesterday moved a petition before the apex court seeking his release from police custody under Article 32 of the Constitution.
Kanhaiya stated in the plea that he “fear for the safety of life and limb” at the Delhi sessions court that had compelled him to approach the apex court directly. (ANI)