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JNU student leader Kanhaiya remanded to judicial custody till March 2 amidst unruly scenes


New Delhi Feb 17: JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar has been remanded in judicial custody till March by the court where unruly scenes were witnessed today.

Kumar whose police custody ended today was produced before the court amidst tight security.

Kanhaiya remanded to judicial custody

The Delhi Police argued that the investigations into the Afzal Guru related protests were underway and they needed to continue questioning Kumar.

The Delhi police have been questioning Kumar who has denied raising any anti India slogans during the protests. He even is said to have named four persons who may have raised the anti India slogans.

Drama at court:

Earlier, Kumar was ruffled up by a group of lawyers when he was being presented before the court. Although there were restrictions at the court and security was tight, two groups of lawyers clashed and this led to chaos. Some journalists were also pushed around.

[JNU row: Lawyers beat up journalist outside Patiala House Court]

The Supreme Court which heard a petition regarding the violence at the court which took place on Monday had imposed restrictions. It had restricted the presence of journalists to 25 and said only five could be inside the court hall.

However, despite the order there were clashes witnesses today as well. This prompted the Supreme Court to seek a report from the Delhi police. The court then ordered that the hearing be adjourned for sometime at the lower court. It also ordered that the premises be cleared out for the hearing.

[JNU stir: Now, Gautam Gambhir asks politicians to 'grow up']

Taking note of the incident at the lower court, the centre too sought a report from the Delhi police. Earlier Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi briefed the Prime Minister about the probe.

He said that search operations were being conducted to find the organisers of the protest. He however made it clear that there was no clean chit being given to Kumar.

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