JNU row: SC refuses to hear Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea, asks him to approach Delhi HC

Feb 19: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear the bail plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges.

greeing that the situation in Patiala House Courts is not proper, an apex court bench of Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre transferred Kanhaiya`s petition to the Delhi High Court.

While doing so, the SC asked the high court to hear the plea expeditiously.

The court also recorded the statement of Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar that the lawyers representing Kanhaiya Kumar before the high court and media personnel be provided with full security.

The court asked Centre and the Delhi Police to ensure proper security arrangements for counsel of the student union leader on the premises of the HC.

The SC directed its secretary general to forthwith transfer Kanhaiya`s writ petition and related papers to the high court.

Kanhaiya Kumar`s lawyers are likely to mention it for an early hearing before the high court this afternoon.

In his petition, filed through advocate Anindita Pujari, Kanhaiya had submitted that there is a threat to his life and there was a need for the apex court to intervene for safeguarding his life and limb.

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