Delhi Police opposes JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea in HC, hearing postponed

Feb 23:  Delhi Police opposed the bail plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, charged with sedition, in the High Court on Tuesday.

The HC directed the Delhi Police to file before it tomorrow a status report of the investigation in the case.

The court listed Kumar’s bail plea hearing for Wednesday.

Interestingly, Delhi Police had earlier said that it will not oppose if he applies for bail.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi had said, “We have adequate evidence against him (Kumar), but Police will not object to bail for Kanhaiya Kumar.”

The JNUSU president has contended that he was ‘falsely implicated’ in the case as he had not raised any anti-national slogan.

JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges following the February 9 event. Anti-India slogans were allegedly raised at the gathering.

Kanhaiya, who is in judicial custody till March 2, had approached the apex court directly seeking bail on the ground that his life was under threat in the Tihar Jail.
He was arrested on sedition charge following a controversial event at JNU campus where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.

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