Sedition row: HC to pronounce order on Kanhaiya’s bail plea today

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce its order today on Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea in the sedition case.

Justice Pratibha Rani had reserved the order on Monday after over three hours of hearing.

The JNUSU President is accused of raising anti-India slogans inside the campus during an event organised on February 9.

The Police have claimed that Kanhaiya is not cooperating in the probe and even came out with contradictory statements in joint interrogation by Intelligence Bureau and Delhi Police.

Kanhaiya’s advocate Kapil Sibal claimed that anti-India slogans inside the campus were raised by people with covered face.

Kanhaiya has also distanced himself from Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, the two other accused arrested in the case.

Kanhaiya, who is currently in Tihar Jail under judicial custody, was arrested on February 12 in connection with the case. ‘

Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were sent to a 14-day judicial custody yesterday. (ANI)