JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar gets bail in sedition case

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
New Delhi

  • The court asks to furnish a personal bond of Rs.10,000
  • To cooperative with the investigative agency
  • Likely to be released on Thursday from Tihar jail

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was granted bail by Delhi High Court on Wednesday in the sedition case against him.

While granting bail to the JNUSU president, the court ordered to furnish a personal bond of Rs.10,000 and co-operate with the Delhi Police’s ongoing investigation.

The judge said that the investigation in this case is at a nascent stage. The thoughts reflected in the slogans raised by some JNU students cannot be protected under fundamental right of speech and expression. I consider this as a kind of infection with which students are suffering which needs to be controlled/cured before it becomes an epidemic. During the period, the petitioner was in judicial custody might have introspected. To enable him to remain in the mainstream, I am inclined to provide conservative method of treatment and Hence, interim bail for six months’. Apprehending the possibility of clashes following the release of Kanhaiya Kumar, the Delhi police has issued an advisory to all districts, traffic and PCR units asking them to maintain strict vigil especially in and around JNU and Delhi University campuses.

The JNUSU general secretary Rama Naga addressing the students on the campus welcomed the High Court’s order saying that this verdict is a slap on the face of BJP. A conspiracy was hatched so that Kanhaiya could languish in jail. This verdict is a fight against the BJP and RSS.

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