New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere in the matter of granting JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar bail. While Delhi Police have said that extension of custody is not needed, Kanhaiya is to continue in custody as he is yet to be granted bail.
The Supreme Court has not denied Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail but has asked his lawyers to move the Delhi High Court. They were of the opinion that with lower courts available, there was no need to approach the apex court.
Kanhaiya’s lawyers, on the other hand, were of the opinion that this is a security issue and in light of the incidents that took place at the Patiala House Court, Kanhaiya cannot be presented at the High Court.
The Supreme Court has said that Kanhaiya, being in police custody, should not be in any danger and has requested the government and Delhi Police to provide security to Kanhaiya as well as his lawyers. It is also to be taken into account that Kanhaiya is not required to be present in court at this point in the case.
Kanhaiya, however, maintains that there is a present threat to his life and claims that he was even beaten up inside the Patiala House court. He has used Article 32 to approach the Supreme Court, citing the threats to his life.
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The High Court may also require the accused to move the Sessions Court, considering that this is a case of sedition.