HC likely to hear Kanhaiya's bail plea on Monday
New Delhi: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in a sedition case, today moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail. The bail is likely to be heard on Monday by the Delhi High Court.
Kanhaiya's lawyers Sushil Bajaj and Vrinda Grover, who were escorted by Delhi Police, directly went to the high court's listing Registrar Loren Bamniyal and mentioned the petition behind closed doors.
The lawyers came to the high court following today's direction of the Supreme Court, which transferred the bail petition to the HC and also asked the Centre and Delhi Police to ensure proper security arrangements for counsel of the students' union leader at the high court premises.
Soon after the apex court order, security in and around the high court was beefed up with the deployment of additional police personnel and CRPF jawans. The matter is yet to be listed before a bench of the high court for hearing.
Kanhaiya, who is in judicial custody, had yesterday approached the apex court directly, seeking bail on the ground that his life was under threat in Tihar Jail.
His plea was taken up earlier in the day by the Supreme Court which declined to entertain it saying if it does, it will become a precedent available to all the accused in the country. PTI