SC declines to hear Kanhaiya's bail plea, asks him to move HC

SC declines to hear Kanhaiya

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-02-19 12:35 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the bail plea of JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and asked him to approach the Delhi High Court in this regard. The apex court also noted that it would not be appropriate in its precedence to hear the matter. The Supreme Court also asked the Government of India to provide ample security to Kanhaiya and his lawyer Vrinda Grover. Kanhaiya yesterday moved a petition before the apex court, seeking his release from police custody under Article 32 of the Constitution. Kanhaiya stated in the plea that he "fears for the safety of life and limb" at the Delhi sessions court that had compelled him to approach the apex court. Kanhaiya had said in his petition that there is repeated breakdown of law and order at the Patiala House Court despite directives of the apex court, making it impossible for him and his lawyers to approach the session's court for bail. (ANI)