Delhi HC to Kanhaiya Kumar, Move Trial Court For Regular Bail


New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today refused to hear JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar's application for regular bail in a sedition case, asking him to approach a sessions court for the same. Earlier on Thursday, The high court had declined the plea of two private individuals to cancel the interim bail of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, saying nothing has been brought before it to show that the student leader had made any anti-national speech after his release.

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Justice PS Teji dismissed the plea for grant of regular bail to the students' union leader, who was on interim bail since March 2 this year. The court had refused to accept the petitioners’ contention that Kanhaiya has made any anti-national speech post bail.

Kanhaiya, who was granted interim bail on March 2 by the high court, is facing sedition charge in connection with an event at JNU on February 9 where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hailed as a ‘martyr’.

The high court while granting bail to Kanhaiya had said he will not participate actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national, Luthra said. The police had said in its reply that Kanhaiya failed to adhere to “letter and spirit” of the bail order by making derogatory remarks against the Army in Kashmir and he “misused his liberty”.

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