New Delhi: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking to be released on bail.
The apex court bench comprising Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre said they will hear the plea at 10.30 a.m. on Friday.
Lawyer Vrinda Grover, who filed the plea on behalf of Kanhaiya Kumar, said in the petition that since the atmosphere in the Patiala House court complex was not conducive for moving the plea application, Kanhaiya Kumar was invoking his right under Article 32 to move the Supreme court directly for bail.
Under Article 32, a citizen can move the Supreme Court for enforcing his fundamental rights.
The JNU controversy erupted after a group of students organized a cultural evening to mourn the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which some students raised anti-India slogans. ABVP students protested against the cultural evening after which a political fight escalated in the capital.
An FIR was filed against the cultural event organizers following which the police took JNUSU president into three-day custody.