Delhi court orders Kanhaiya's release from Tihar Jail

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New Delhi, March 3: A court here on Thursday, March 3 ordered release of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar from the Tihar jail after he furnished bail bond in the sedition case, a day after he was granted six months' interim bail by the Delhi High Court.

Kanhaiya, who was in Tihar jail after being remanded to judicial custody in connection with the case, furnished his bail bond before a magistrate at a makeshift court in a police station here.


According to the sources, the magistrate accepted his bail bond and orderded his release from jail. Kanhaiya is expected to walk out from the jail this evening. Sources said that he furnished a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and one surety of the like amount as directed by high court yesterday.

A faculty member of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Professor S N Malakar, stood surety for him.

Kanhaiya was granted interim bail for six months by high court which had observed that FIR lodged in connection with an on-campus event that led to his arrest on sedition charge suggested it "is a case of raising anti-national slogans which do have the effect of threatening national integrity".

He was arrested on February 12 in the case in which he and others, including two arrested JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, are accused of raising anti-India slogans during an event organised inside the JNU campus on February 9.

The two other students who were arrested are presently in judicial custody.


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