New Delhi: JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar reached the JNU campus here on Thursday evening, 20 days after he was arrested there on charges of sedition.
Kanhaiya Kumar entered the sprawling Jawaharlal Nehru University campus from one of the side gates to avoid activists raged against him who were massed outside the main entrance, students told IANS.
The JNU Students Union president was earlier released from the Tihar Jail, a day after the Delhi High Court gave him a six-month interim bail.
Kanhaiya’s release comes as a big relief for his supporters, friends and family. Earlier Vrinda Grover told reporters, “Kanhaiya’s bail bond has been furnished in front of a magistrate. We are planning to submit his release papers to jail authorities.”
Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail bond was given a day after the high court judge Pratibha Rani granted him the bail after asking him to furnish a surety of Rs.10,000.
The president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) was arrested on February 12 on charges of shouting anti-national slogans, a charge he has denied. However, the claims of sedition charges against Kanhaiya Kumar have not been founded on solid grounds as there have also emerged ‘doctored’ tapes.
First Published | 3 March 2016 6:10 PM
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