Kanhaiya Kumar's kin meet him at Tihar jail, convey his mother's message to 'not worry'

New Delhi: Family members of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, lodged in Tihar Jail in a case of sedition, met him in the jail on Monday and delivered his mother's message, which said he should neither worry nor give any explanation to prove his innocence.

Kanhaiya's elder brother Manikant and his uncle Rajendra Singh met him and enquired about his well-being.

Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

Manikant said his mother Meena Devi was concerned about Kanhaiya after the attack on him at the Patiala House court complex and wanted to ensure that he was doing well inside the jail.

"My mother was concerned after the Patiala House court incident but she asked Kanhaiya to not to worry about all this, as she believed that he had not done anything wrong and that he did not need to explain anything," Manikant told PTI.

"We also told him that the whole family as well as his village supported him and believed that he had not done anything wrong," he said.

Kanhaiya, according to his brother, asked the family not to worry about him and consoled them when they tried to enquire about his well-being.

"Kanhaiya is strong and instead of we consoling him, he asked us not to worry," his brother said.

Tihar officials said Kanhaiya met his brother and uncle for about half-an-hour in the afternoon.

Kanhaiya who was arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the case of sedition for allegedly raising anti-India slogans during a controversial event held at JNU, was brought to Tihar Jail on 19 February.

The jail officials said that he was being kept in a separate cell where he devoted his time reading and writing a diary on his experience in the jail.


Updated Date: Feb 22, 2016 22:42 PM

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