JNU row: Kanhaiya moves SC for bail, hearing on February 19

New Delhi: JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court for bail which it will hear on February 19.

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 tomorrow, 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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