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HC order on Kanhaiya's bail on Wednesday, slams police

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 29: The Delhi High Court said it will pass an order on Wednesday on the bail plea of JNU student union chief Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges. Justice Pratibha Rani on Monday reserved the order on the bail plea and asked Delhi Police about the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president’s active role during the protest.

“Do you have video evidence that Kanhaiya was raising anti-tiol slogans?” asked the court at which police denied of having any video in this regard. At this, the court pulled up Delhi Police for not showing any evidence where Kanhaiya Kumar could be seen raising anti-tiol slogans. It also asked why police officers who were present there did not take any action.

“When your policemen were present there in the campus in civil dress why don’t they take cognizance when anti-tiol slogans were raised? Why did not they video record it? Why you waited for Zee news video?” asked the court.

While, the Delhi Police opposed Kanhaiya’s bail plea, the Delhi government prayed the court to grant him bail. Kanhaiya Kumar said that he did not raise any anti-tiol tiol slogans and did not lead any protest. Kanhaiya reached the venue when he heard that two groups were quarrelling, said his counsel. (IANS)

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