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JNU row: Supreme Court asks Kanhaiya Kumar to move High Court for bail

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Arrested On Sedition Charges, Has Been Asked By Supreme Court To Move High Court For Bail. SC Has Also Ordered Cops To Make Proper Arrangements For His Safety And Security.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Feb 2016, 12:01:34 PM

New Delhi:

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, has been asked by Supreme Court to move High Court for bail. SC has also ordered cops to make proper arrangements for his safety and security.

His bail petition was mentioned before a bench of justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre by senior advocate Soli J Sorabjee and Raju Ramachandran who wanted it to be heard on Thursday itself.

However, when the bench suggested that they would consider it Friday, they agreed.

Kumar said in his petition that there was no need for his custodial interrogation as he has already been sent to judicial custody.

In the petition, filed through advocate Anindita Pujari, the accused claimed his innocence and said no purpose would be served by keeping him in the jail as the police have been finding it difficult to produce him even in the court.

Kumar has submitted that there is a threat to his life and there was a need for the apex court to intervene for safeguarding his life and limb.

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First Published : 19 Feb 2016, 12:01:00 AM