New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday sent JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya to 14 days judicial custody facing sedition charges for allegedly raising ‘anti-India’ slogans, sources said.
Both the accused were presented before a magistrate in a police station in south Delhi due to security concerns after expiry of their additional one day police custody, sources said.
On Monday, a magistrate allowed police to quiz the two Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students for one more day.
Both the students surrendered before the police on Tuesday last week outside a gate of the university.
A case against Khalid and Bhattacharya was registered at Vasant Kunj police station, soon after JNU Student Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested under the same charges on February 12 after the event held on the university campus against the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He allegedly shouted ‘anti-India’ slogans at the event.