Live: Kanhaiya Kumar's bail plea to be heard in High Court today

Feb, 29 2016 IST

  • 17:00 (IST)

    Earlier, an FIR was lodged against Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury on sedition charges by a lawyer, Janardhan Goud.  In his petition, Goud said Rahul and other leaders, despite being aware that Delhi Police had registered a case against Kanhaiya on charge of sedition had visited JNU campus and knowingly supported them and hence it "amounted to sedition".

    Read the full report here

  • 16:56 (IST)

    Delhi Police also drew the High Court's attention to the ramifications of the JNU issue — as to how similar sorts of slogans were raised in Jadavpur University causing mayhem. 

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Delhi Police says that video footage is just a corroborative evidence, there is more evidence against Kanhaiya Kumar to prove offence. 

    Kapil Sibal represented Kanhaiya Kumar presenting that there was no case against him. 

  • 16:50 (IST)

    Delhi Police argues that another witness also identified Kanhaiya as part of the group shouting anti-India slogans

  • 16:42 (IST)

    According to the police, the investigation seeks to linkages among Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and the others mentioned in the status report. 

  • 16:41 (IST)

    Kanhaiya bail plea 

    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. 

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

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.


Published Date: Feb 29, 2016 04:45 pm | Updated Date: Feb 29, 2016 04:46 pm

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