Sedition row: HC to resume hearing on bail plea of Kanhaiya Kumar

New Delhi, Feb. 29 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday will resume the hearing on the bail plea of JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested in a sedition case.

The High Court on 24th February had deferred the hearing till today after Delhi police informed the court that it will seek Kanhaiya’s further custodial interrogation.

Police is likely to apprise the court about the ongoing probe, during which it had taken Kanhaiya into one-day custody on 25th February to confront him with two other JNU students and accused Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

Kanhaiya was thereafter remanded back in judicial custody for two weeks on February 26th. Kanhaiya was arrested on February 12th.

Umar and Anirban, who had surrendered before the police on February 23rd, are in police custody till today.

Meanwhile, another JNU student Ashutosh Kumar, who is among one of the six students to have been charged with sedition, was questioned by the Police yesterday in connection with the case.

The students face sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans at the JNU campus during an event earlier this month. (ANI)

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