New Delhi: The Patiala House court in Delhi has granted an interim bail of six months to Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, two students accused in a case of sedition over an event to commemorate the hanging of Parliament convict Afzal Guru on the JNU campus where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
The police, on the other hand, said the case of Kanhaiya could not be compared with that of Umar and Anirban on grounds that the duo planned, organised and made all arrangements for the February 9 event. The police also said that the event on the university campus was unlawful and that the two students had led the mob.
The arrest of Umar and Kanhaiya preceded high drama with all accused allegedly went absconding soon after the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar. They resurfaced on campus after which they courted arrest.
Besides being subjected to conditions, the two students have also been asked by the court to cooperate in the police investigation into the case