JNU students Umar, Anirban's judicial custody extended

New Delhi: A court in New Delhi on Tuesday extended, till March 29, the judicial custody of JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, facing sedition charges for allegedly raising "anti-India" slogans, court sources said.

Both the accused were presented before a magistrate via video conferencing due to security concerns after expiry of their earlier remand of judicial custody, sources said.

Both the students surrendered before police last month outside a gate of the university.

A case against Khalid and Bhattacharya was registered at Vasant Kunj police station, soon after JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested under the same charges on February 12 after the event held on the university campus against the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He is out on bail.

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