Delhi HC to hear plea for NIA probe in JNU case

The Delhi High Court will hear on Tuesday a plea for a NIA probe and judicial inquiry into alleged anti-national activities on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus as well as recent events there.

The HC agreed on Monday to hear the public interest litigation filed by a Delhi lawyer who sought a National Investigation Agency probe into the alleged anti-national activities at the JNU here.

Advocate Ranjana Agnihotri also sought the appointment of a judicial commission to look into the February 9 incidents on the JNU campus.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in a sedition case on February 12 after an event held on the university campus against hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

On February 12, Kumar was remanded in three-day police custody by a court here. On Monday, his police custody was extended by two days.