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Kanhaiya Kumar bail plea mentioned in Delhi High Court

The Supreme Court on Friday transferred the bail petition of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to the Delhi High Court . File photo  

A bail petition on behalf of JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in a sedition case, was filed in Delhi High Court Friday following the Supreme Court’s direction transferring the plea to the High Court.

The High Court’s Registry sources said the case will not come up for hearing on Friday. Mr. Kumar’s lawyers Sushil Bajaj and Vrinda Grover first mentioned the petition before the High Court’s Registrar (Listing) Loren Bamniyal and later filed additional papers with the bail plea. According to IANS, his plea is likely to be heard on Monday.

The lawyers arrived in the High Court with a huge posse of policemen following the apex court’s directions to the Centre and Delhi Police to ensure proper security arrangements for them on the High Court premises.

Security in and around the High Court was beefed up with the deployment of additional police force and CRPF personnel.

PTI adds

Mr. Kumar, who is in judicial custody, had on Thursday approached the apex court directly, seeking bail on the ground that his life was under threat in Tihar Jail.

His plea was taken up earlier in the day by the Supreme Court which declined to entertain it saying if it does, it will become a precedent available to all the accused in the country.

Mr. Kumar was arrested on February 12, 2016 on sedition charge following a controversial event at JNU campus where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.

The student leader was produced in the court on Wednesday after the end of his police custody, where a group of men in lawyers’ robes unleashed a brazen attack on him and others, including journalists present there.

Mr. Kumar had sough the apex court’s intervention, saying no purpose would be served by keeping him in jail and police was finding it difficult to even produce him in court.


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