Supreme Court to hear Kanhaiya bail plea today: Extraordinary situation in Delhi court

Soli Sorabjee will appear for JNU student leader; Lawyers’ panel, Delhi HC submit reports to SC

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: February 19, 2016 5:22 am
JNU, JNU protests, protests JNU, JNU protests news, kanhaiya kumar, kanhaiya kumar arrest, JNUSU, JNU bjp, JNU left parties, jNU mandi house protest, mandi house JNU students and teachers protest the arrest of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar in New Delhi Thursday.

JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested under the sedition charge, moved the Supreme Court Thursday for bail, saying “fear for the safety of life and limb” at the Delhi sessions court had compelled him to approach the apex court directly for release.

The bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Abhay M Sapre agreed to hear the bail plea Friday, saying “extraordinary situations prevail”.

“There is an extraordinary situation prevailing over there, so we are going to hear it,” the bench said.

In his bail petition which will be argued by former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee, Kanhaiya said there is repeated breakdown of law and order at the Patiala House Courts despite directives of the apex court, making it impossible for him and his lawyers to approach the sessions court for bail.

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“Present circumstances are exceptional and calls for exceptional remedy. The situation prevailing in Patiala House Courts is an affront to citizen’s fundamental and human right to access of justice,” the petition stated.

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Kanhaiya said he is not a hardened criminal but just a student and since reports suggest that the Delhi Police had found no evidence against him, he should be released on bail.

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The atmosphere at Patiala House Courts complex is not conducive, not for hearing, much less for trial,” Kanhaiya said, seeking bail on conditions to the satisfaction of the registrar of the apex court.

Senior advocate Chander Uday Singh, appearing for advocate Subhash Chandran K R, sought hearing on a PIL seeking direction for a probe by a special investigation team into the JNU incident of February 9 — relating to slogan shouting — and subsequent arrest of Kanhaiya and the violence at the Patiala House Courts.

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Chandran claimed to be one of the “many innocent victims of a shocking assault and use of criminal force carried out on February 15 by criminal elements, including advocates, within the premises of the Patiala House Courts complex”. The court put his petition for hearing Friday.

Meanwhile, a panel of lawyers, comprising senior advocates Kapil Sibal, Rajeev Dhawan, Dushyant Dave, Harin Raval and advocate A D N Rao, submitted a report in a sealed cover including a pen drive on mobile phone recordings of the violence at the sessions court.

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Senior advocate Ajit Kumar Sinha, who was also sent by the apex court to take stock of the situation, refused to put his signature on the report. “I was asked to sign the report which I refused. I said until I have gone through it, how can I sign,” he said.

Senior advocate Sidharth Luthra submitted a report by the Delhi High Court’s registrar general on the violence in the sessions court including an attack by lawyers on Kanhaiya, his supporters and journalists.

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    Indirani Sharma
    Feb 18, 2016 at 10:49 pm
    It appears that IT IS END OF BRAHMINS IN INDIA.
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      Anonymous
      Feb 18, 2016 at 3:45 pm
      shoot all these s
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        Babu
        Feb 19, 2016 at 4:21 am
        A bihari is arrested wrong fully nitish laloo are quite is wrong aulting a hand in hand cuffed defense less is a war carime even a women will not raise hand on defense less person
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          Babu
          Feb 19, 2016 at 2:04 am
          There are not a single freedom fighter belongs to rss because they knew that they will not have police backing these rss parasites grows only under police panties
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            Babu
            Feb 19, 2016 at 2:56 am
            You patel created this monster modee you patel are more responsible for destruction of this nation
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              brahmin
              Feb 18, 2016 at 6:44 pm
              Arrest THE STATE TERRORIST RAJNATH SINGH WHO IS ABBETING TERRORISM AMONG BRAHMINS.
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                Its.coming
                Feb 18, 2016 at 10:59 pm
                Brahmins have 2 options: 1) peacefully leave India 2) else Modi will Butcher all brahmins like Hitler butchered in Germany. Can you believe that? It is predicted by brahmins themselves.
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                  Mohit
                  Feb 18, 2016 at 7:06 pm
                  The Fodder Scam Lalu is on bail. The 2G Scam Raja on Bail. Coalgate Scam, many on bail. Rahul and Sonia, despite having headed the most corrupt government in the world for a decade which resulted enormous loss to the nation, are blocking Parliament functioning. The Supreme Court should act strict with the anti-india forces, and punish them. The so called "secular forces" are actually anti-national forces, wearing the mask of secularism to destroy the country. People want the government and the courts not to show any lenience to the likes of Kanhaiya, who acted against the country.
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                    MyTake
                    Feb 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm
                    AK has failed! New replacement hi is in the making. Soon expect a wax statue for Kaaiya along side AK!
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                      MyTake
                      Feb 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm
                      Herald case is coming up. Expect more even disruption of Parliament.
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                        MyTake
                        Feb 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm
                        The way the criminals responding it appears Kanayia is a mole. Plus since when people know what the Commies say is what they do? All this problem is the result of lefties that have been installed in higher educational insutions over the years who always a gave cover to leftist ideology.
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                          Sanjay Singh
                          Feb 19, 2016 at 5:08 am
                          JNU is a sheer waste of tax payers money as this has turned a breeding ground of anti nationals. The so called left supported china during 62 war, now they are with Maoist and all the anti national elements. It seems the civil war that was due during the parion to prune the society from British loyals and other anti social elements are going to happen very soon.
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                            Saurabh
                            Feb 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm
                            Now Bhakts will tell all those protesters are anti national. Leave India..
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                              Saurabh
                              Feb 18, 2016 at 5:08 pm
                              SC will give him bail as no evidence has been found against him.
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                                Vivek
                                Feb 18, 2016 at 6:47 pm
                                There is nationwide anger against the anti national slogans raised at JNU. The mainstream corrupt media is trying to divert the attention.
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                                  Sidharth Sankar
                                  Feb 19, 2016 at 2:31 am
                                  Godse was hanged for his crime; so what do we do with Kanhaiyya?
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                                    ak dev
                                    Feb 18, 2016 at 6:48 pm
                                    He means to hang rotten left ideology whose sell by date is over long back. Probably you are also part of anti-national gang. In today's India only foolish like you continue to believe in left ideology. India has moved on. Who cares for people like you.
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                                      ak dev
                                      Feb 18, 2016 at 6:28 pm
                                      Students being divided on the JNU incident is understandable. But media is also fiercely divided. NDTV has become the most disgusting face of media for biased coverage and discussions. For last three days it has only one topic to discuss and it has completely omitted the anger of public on anti-national activities in JNU campus.
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                                        qwekids
                                        Feb 19, 2016 at 3:23 am
                                        not more then 2000 people image shows there 2 lac people ? 3rd cl journalism , seems writter from JNU
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                                          amit
                                          Feb 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm
                                          Why BIG Twitter is silent ? Big silent will break silence in next few days , will talk about nationalism , will question Conrgress , communist other political parties about their role ? But big question is BJP president, PMO office knows everything from beginning how to play as per script decided by BJP president , PM ? People will question why but they want to change citizen's perception about nationalism , all citizens of india ( except few ), wont accept anit national slogan , how you can call of them anti national, anti national are those who are indulging in corruption ( income tax, excise, custom, babus, politician, their friends, big industrial house who steals government gas, oil , minerals, spectrum , members of parliament who stalls parliament from not functioning for couple of years, justice department which delays the legal process ). Government can not question about supreme court senior lawyers, students, professor about their loyalty toward India. Delhi police is innocent because in this case they follow MHA instruction, police know very well how to control these criminal elements.
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                                            Anand Sudan
                                            Feb 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm
                                            Regarding the JNU anti national event media are broadcasting informations which are not tested and proved as truth in order to save the anti nationals. For example.Today18.2.2016 Indaia today has shown a video at its night programme.the anchpr Rahul Kanwal categoricaly says that the video which shows clinching evidence against Kanhaiya for sedition as doctored without making any expert tests. Why can't the other one which shows no evidence against Kanhya , be doctured. This is an attempt to make confusion among people.The same people and media who said Irsat Jahan was not a terrorist may be behing=d it. India today is full anti Modi journalists.So, people won't believe what India today says. In Irsat jahan's case it has proved that media was bised. It is now proved Irsat Jahan was a Laskae toiba terrorist.
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