Supreme Court refuses to hear Kanaihya Kumar's bail plea

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New Delhi, Feb 19: The bail plea of Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU student leader facing sedition charges will now go up before the Delhi High Court with the Supreme Court refusing to hear the plea.

When Kumar's bail plea came up before the Supreme Court, the first question that was posed was why did they not approach the High Court.

SC refuses to hear Kanaihya's bail plea

The Supreme Court stated that as per procedure a bail plea must first go up before the High Court. It would not be appropriate for us to hear the bail plea at this stage. Both the Government of India and the Delhi police have assured that they would provide security.

If we hear the bail plea at this stage it would convey the message that the other courts are not competent or incapable the Bench observed while directing Kumar to approach the Delhi High Court.

The court also said that Kumar's advocates can seek an urgent hearing on the case before the Delhi High Court. The Bench however added that it would be the prerogative of the Delhi High Court on when to take up the case.

Kumar's counsel argued that it was a question of security. They cited the incident at the Patiala House Court where advocates had resorted to violence.

It was further stated that since there was a security issue they had approached the Supreme Court. However the court did not accept the contention and told Kumar's counsel that the Delhi police has assured of security.

During the hearing of the case, the Delhi police too submitted a report on the violence that took place at the Patiala House court. The police as well as the government of India has assured the Supreme Court that all measures would be taken to ensure safety.

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