Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in sedition case, moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail on Monday, 29 February. His bail plea will be heard on the coming Monday, say media reports which also point to a whole new angle - Kanhaiya Kumar is not focusing on just the bail, he is going to challenge the arrest itself.
JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI
Delhi police sought an extension for Kumar's custody to interrogate him more along with Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who were also arrested under sedition charges.
Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested for allegedly rasing 'anti-national' slogans on 9 February to mark Afzal Guru. According to an NDTV report, the police think that the statements made by the trio are contradictory.
According to the police, the investigation seeks to linkages among Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and the others mentioned in the status report.
Kanhaiya had earlier sought bail from the Supreme Court, however, citing that it would set a bad precedent, the apex court, asked Kanhaiya to approach High Court. The High Court hearing was adjourned to 29 February.