JNU student leader's police custody extended to Feb 17

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New Delhi, Feb 15: A Delhi court has extended the police custody of Kanhaya Kumar, JNU student union leader to February 17.

Kumar was arrested by the Delhi police following a protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru.

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He was slapped with charges of sedition as during the protest last week as it had been alleged that he along with others had indulged in anti India sloganeering.

The bail hearing of Kumar came up before the court today. The police argued that they required the custody of Kumar as the probe was still at a very preliminary stage.

The police while opposing his bail plea said that they are probing charges of sedition and are also trying to find out who sponsored this event.

The Delhi police have been probing to find out if the event at the JNU had been sponsored or had the blessings of any terror outfit.

The police were also contemplating handing over the probe the special cell of the Delhi police.

Since charges of sedition is being probed there has also been a proposal to hand over the investigations to the National Investigating Agency.

A petition on whether the NIA should probe this case or not will come up for hearing before the Delhi High Court tomorrow.

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