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Sedition case: JNU students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya granted regular bail

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are out on interim bail, had moved the court for regular bail.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 26, 2016 10:16:35 pm
Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, JNU, JNU fast, JNU protest, JNU VC, HLEC report Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya with JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at JNU campus, after released from Tihar jail, in Delhi on March 18, 2016. Express Photo/Ravi Kanojia.

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been granted regular bail by a Delhi court in a sedition case on Friday, after Delhi Police told the court that they did not misuse their interim bail conditions and cooperated with the ongoing probe.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police, in its reply to the bail applications submitted by the three, requested Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh
Singh to impose certain conditions, if they were granted bail, as investigations in the sedition case are still ongoing.

“In view of the fact that these three accused persons are on interim bail and have joined the investigation as and when called, I admit all these accused persons Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya to regular bail on the same terms and conditions on which they were granted interim bail.

“Bail bonds and surety bonds have already been furnished by these accused persons at the time of availing interim bail. The same bond shall remain in force till further orders,” Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh said in his order.

Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are out on interim bail, had moved the court for regular bail. Kanhaiya’s move came after the Delhi High Court on August 17 had refused his application for regular bail and asked him to approach the sessions court for the purpose. He was granted interim bail by the high court on March 2 for six months which is scheduled to expire on September 1.

with inputs from PTI

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