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JNU row: Umar Khalid, Bhattacharya surrender to police; questioned for 5 hours

Two Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Umar Khalid And Anirban Bhattacharya, Facing The Charge Of Sedition, Surrendered Before The Police Late Tonight, Hours After The Delhi High Court Refused To Grant Them Protection From Arrest.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Feb 2016, 03:42:05 PM

New Delhi :

Two Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, facing the charge of sedition, surrendered before the police on Tuesday night, hours after the Delhi High Court refused to grant them protection from arrest.

They were also questioned for five hours by the Delhi Police on Wednesday.

The duo, who returned to the JNU campus last Sunday after having gone missing since February 12, drove from the administrative bloc to the main gate of the university, got into a Delhi Police vehicle and were taken to an undisclosed destination.

Police sources said Khalid and Bhattacharya surrendered at around midnight. There was no word from police as to where the two were taken.

Khalid and Bhattacharya are likely to be produced before a magistrate today.

Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students who, along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event organized in the university campus to mark the death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9.

Besides Kumar, Khalid and Bhattacharya, the other students are Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash.

Delhi Police had issued a look-out notice on February 20 against Khalid, Bhattacharya, Naga, Ashutosh and Prakash.

Earlier, Khalid and Bhattacharya left the JNU campus at around 1150 pm tonight for the surrender.

The university students formed a human chain to prevent the media from following Khalid and Bhattacharya when they were leaving the campus this evening.

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First Published : 24 Feb 2016, 07:41:00 AM