Delhi police opposes Kanhaiya's bail plea

New Delhi: In a complete U-turn, police yesterday opposed in the Delhi High Court the bail plea of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in a sedition case, in which the court has asked for a status report by today.

BS Bassi and Kanhaiya Kumar
BS Bassi and Kanhaiya Kumar

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, appearing for the police, told Justice Pratibha Rani that they were opposing the bail plea of Kanhaiya. Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi, who said that police would not object if Kanhaiya applied for bail, said,“We have reasonable apprehension that if he (Kanhaiya) comes out on bail, he is bound to impact the investigation and influence witnesses. He is also likely to indulge in activities that violate penal laws.”

HC to hear Umar, Anirban's pleas
New Delhi: Delhi High Court will today hear the plea of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, two JNU students, accused in a sedition case along with Kanhaiya Kumar, seeking protection during their surrender to the police. However, the high court refrained from giving any specific direction on granting any interim protection from their arrest.

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