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I am an Indian, have full faith in Constitution, says JNUSU leader Kanhaiya

Kumar, Who Has Been Booked Under Sedition Charge In Connection With An Event In JNU Where Anti-national Slogans Were Allegedly Raised Last Week, Has Been Arrested By Delhi Police. He Has Been Remanded To Judicial Custody Till March 2.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Feb 2016, 05:33:40 PM

New Delhi:

Slapped with sedition charge, JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar today said he is an Indian who has full faith in judiciary and the Constitution, a statement the police latched on to say that it will not oppose his bail.

“I have said earlier too. I am an Indian. I have full faith in the Constitution as well as the judiciary of the country,” Kumar told metropolitan magistrate Lovleen when he was produced for remand proceedings.

“The media trial against me is painful. If there is evidence against me that I am a traitor, then you please send me to jail. But if there no evidence against me, there should be no media trial,” he said in a statement at the start of the proceedings.

Kumar, who has been booked under sedition charge in connection with an event in JNU where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised last week, has been arrested by Delhi Police. He has been remanded to judicial custody till March 2.

Reacting to the statement, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said if Kumar applies for bail, then police will not object to it.

“I personally feel, a young person...perhaps be given bail,” he told reporters. 

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First Published : 17 Feb 2016, 05:32:00 PM