Kanhaiya Kumar sent to judicial custody till March 2

| Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 17:32
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JNU controversy, Kanhaiya Kumar

New Delhi: JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody for 14 days that is till March 2.
Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen gave the ruling after Delhi Police said it did not need the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) any more for interrogation.
Kanhaiya Kumar, from the CPI-affiliated All India Students Federation (AISF), was arrested on February 12 on charges of raising anti-India slogans during a meeting on Kashmir in the campus.
He was earlier assaulted by lawyers when he was entering a Patiala House court room.
(Also read: Kanhaiya Kumar attacked by lawyers in court)
On Monday, lawyers had assaulted media persons and JNU students inside the Patiala House court complex, which is located in the heart of Delhi.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday, while taking note of the February 15 incident said that the entry of the accused lawyers, prosecution, relatives of Kanhaiya Kumar and five journalists only will be permitted.


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