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JNU row: Umar Khalid moves Delhi HC, seeks 'security' to surrender

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:45 IST

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid and the four other students, against whom a lookout notice had been issued by the Delhi Police, moved the Delhi High Court on 23 February seeking ample security before their surrender - in order to keep untoward incidents at bay.

The five students, Umar Khalid, Anant Prakash Narayan, Ashutosh Kumar, Rama Naga and Anirban Bhattacharya, who have been accused of sedition, returned to the campus on Sunday night.

Earlier, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi had asked the five students to join the join probe and present evidence of their innocence. "I would say if the police is looking for them then they should join the police investigation. And if they are innocent, they should present evidence of their innocence," Bassi told the media.

When asked if the police would enter the JNU campus to arrest the five students, the top cop said that his men were competent enough to deal with the situation.

Meanwhile, JNU has turned into a fortress as the five students are still at the administration block of the varsity while police keeps vigil outside the gates.


First published: 23 February 2016, 11:25 IST