JNU Row: Kanhaiya Kumar sent to one day police custody
Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on charges of sedition.
New Delhi: A court in New Delhi on Thursday sent Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition, to one day police custody, sources said.
According to sources, Delhi Police has sought custody of Kanhaiya Kumar on the grounds that he has to be confronted with other two accused JNU students — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya — and the metropolitan magistrate allowed them to quiz Kanhiaya till Friday.
The proceedings were held in a confidential location due to security concerns.
Khalid and Bhattacharya, facing sedition charges for allegedly raising "anti-India" slogans are in police custody till 27 March. The two Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students surrendered before police on Tuesday outside a gate of the university after a case against them was registered at Vasant Kunj police station.
Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on 12 February after an event held on the university campus in commemoration of the death of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru who was executed in 2013. He allegedly shouted anti-India slogans at the event.
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This comes a day after police arrested former JNU student leader Umar Khalid under UAPA for his alleged role in the riots
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Khalid, in his video message alleged that the Delhi Police has been registering false cases against people who protested the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens.