JNU row: HC grants six-month interim bail to Kanhaiya

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-03-02 20:12 New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted an interim bail of six months to Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on charges of sedition for allegedly raising anti-national in the varsity campus. The court, which granted the interim bail on a personal bail bond of Rs. 10, 000, has also asked Kanhaiya to cooperate with the police in the probe. Justice Pratibha Rani had reserved the order on Monday after over three hours of hearing. Kanhaiya is accused of raising anti-India slogans inside the campus during an event organised on February 9. The police had claimed that Kanhaiya is not cooperating in the probe and even came out with contradictory statements in the joint interrogation. Kanhaiya's advocate Kapil Sibal claimed that anti-India slogans inside the campus were raised by people with covered face. Kanhaiya has also distanced himself from Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, the two other accused arrested in the case. Kanhaiya nwas arrested on February 12 in connection with the case. (ANI)