JNU row: Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya cooperated with probe, says police
JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and two other students did not misuse interim bail conditions and cooperated with the probe in a sedition case relating to the alleged anti-India slogan-shouting at the university campus in February, Delhi Police on Friday told a court.
New Delhi: JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and two other students did not misuse interim bail conditions and cooperated with the probe in a sedition case relating to the alleged anti-India slogan-shouting at the university campus in February, Delhi Police on Friday told a court.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police made the submission in reply to the applications seeking regular bail for the three accused in the case before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh, who reserved the order on the accused's pleas for Saturday.
Special Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan said the three accused have "cooperated" during the investigation and they have "not misused" their interim bail.
The probe agency also told the court that if granted bail, there must be certain conditions imposed on the accused as the investigation was still going on in the matter. Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are out on interim bail, had moved the court for regular bail.
Kanhaiya's move came after the Delhi High Court on 17 August had refused his application for regular bail and asked him to approach the sessions court for the purpose. He was granted interim bail by the high court on 2 March for six months which
is scheduled to expire on 1 September.
While granting interim bail to Khalid and Bhattacharya on 18 March, the trial court had observed that the role attributed to Kanhaiya does not appear to be different from the allegations levelled against the two accused.
The court had granted the relief to the duo on furnishing of a personal bond in the sum of Rs 25,000 with one surety of the like amount, which was complied with by them following which they were ordered to be released till 19 September.
It had also directed Umar and Anirban not to leave Delhi without permission during the period of interim bail and make themselves available before the investigating officer as and when required for the probe.
The high court had earlier granted interim conditional bail for six months to Kanhaiya asking him not participate actively or passively in any activity which could be termed anti-national.
Kanhaiya was arrested on 12 February on sedition charges in connection with an event on the campus on 8 February where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. Umar and Anirban were arrested later.
Sushil, who has been in jail since 2 June, sought relief from court by asserting that he has been falsely implicated in the murder case. He said accusations were made to humiliate him and injure his reputation.
Members of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), PCI and the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) joined the protest
The petitioner, lawyer Sadre Alam, sought quashing of the 27 July order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs appointing Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner while granting him inter-cadre deputation and extension of service by one year