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JNU row: Court extends judicial custody of Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya by 14 days

The Patiala House Court today extended the judicial custody of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested on sedition charges, by 14 days.

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 15, 2016 15:05 IST ]
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New Delhi: The Patiala House Court today extended the judicial custody of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested on sedition charges, by 14 days.

Khalid and Bhattacharya had moved the Delhi High Court seeking protection in order to surrender but the court, while directing the students to surrender, adjourned the hearing for protection.

Meanwhile, JNU students will today march to Parliament demanding release of Khalid, Bhattacharya and SAR Geelani who are jail in a sedition case.

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar who was released on bail on March 3, will also take part in the march which will start from Mandi House.

On the other hand, a petition has been filed in the Delhi HC against Kanhaiya seeking an Intelligence Bureau (IB) probe in the February 9 incident where 'anti-national' slogans were allegedly raised in the campus. In the petition, the petitioner demanded an SIT probe stating that Kanhaiya's speech on the Indian Army falls under 'sedition'.

Yesterday, a high-level inquiry committee, constituted by the JNU to investigate the February 9 incident, found 21 students guilty of violating rules and norms in the JNU. The committee recommended rustication of Kanhaiya, Khalid, Anirban and two other students for their alleged role in a controversial event.

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