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Sedition case: Why cancel Kanhaiya’s interim bail, he is not hampering probe, says HC

During the hearing, the court also pulled up police for not filing their reply on the petitions.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | July 20, 2016 3:24:20 am
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The Delhi High Court Tuesday observed that bail granted to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar “does not appear” to have hampered the probe in the sedition case filed against him. It also pulled up Delhi Police for not filing a “proper reply”.

“When your investigation is going on smoothly, what is there which requires his (Kanhaiya’s) bail cancellation? He is not hampering the ongoing investigation,” said Justice P S Teji. Delhi Police Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Shailender Babbar told the court that police had not filed any plea for cancellation of bail.

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Kumar — who was granted interim bail on March 2 — is facing sedition charges in connection with an event at JNU on February 9 where “anti-national” slogans were allegedly raised.

During the hearing, the court also pulled up police for not filing their reply on the petitions. The SPP said they have filed a status report, to which the judge said, “I want a reply, not a status report.”

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