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JNU row: Delhi Court order on Umar, Anirban's bail plea today

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:58 IST

A Delhi Court will pronounce its order by 4PM today on the bail plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya - who have been accused of raising anti-national slogans in the varsity campus on 9 February.

During the hearing on 17 March, the Delhi Police counsel opposed the bail plea of the duo, stating that they had relied on the statements of 10 independent witness against the two students.

However, Khalid and Bhattacharya's counsel maintained the Delhi Government's report suggested that the video was tampered with. The counsel also asserted that criticising the government could not be termed as sedition.

Earlier, a high-level internal committee of the JNU had found 21 students guilty of holding a controversial event on the campus last month, which had led to the custody of JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others.

The committee has reportedly suggested that Kanhaiya, along with four other students, be rusticated from the varsity. Kanhaiya, however, denied any mention of rustication in the report submitted by the panel.

The committee, in its unanimous report submitted to Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, has accused the students of violating university norms and rules by organising an event in the memory of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.


First published: 18 March 2016, 11:46 IST