Hearing on Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid’s regular bail adjourned for August 26

New Delhi: The Patiala High Court on Saturday adjourned the regular bail plea hearing of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and two others, who are facing sedition and criminal conspiracy charges. The two other students are Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

The trio are being prosecuted by the Delhi Police for allegedly raising anti-India slogans on the JNU campus at a meeting organised on February 9 this year in memory of Afzal Guru, who was hanged in 2013 after his conviction in the Parliament attack case.

Kanhaiya has assured in his bail application that he will adhere to every condition imposed by the court, adding that he has not violated any of the conditions that were imposed by the Delhi High Court while granting him interim bail on March 2.

However, the high court while granting the interim bail, warned Kanhaiya against participating actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national.

The High Court had granted him interim bail for six months on March 2 and it expires on September 1.