JNU row : Kanhaiya moves Supreme Court for bail, hearing tomorrow

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016,15:10 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, today moved the Supreme Court for bail which it will hear tomorrow. His bail petition was mentioned before a bench of justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre by senior advocate Soli J Sorabjee and Raju Ramachandran who wanted it to be heard today itself. However, when the bench suggested that they would consider it tomorrow, they agreed.

Kumar said in his petition that there was no need for his custodial interrogation as he has already been sent to judicial custody. In the petition, filed through advocate Anindita Pujari, the accused claimed his innocence and said no purpose would be served by keeping him in the jail as the police have been finding it difficult to produce him even in the court. Kumar has submitted that there is a threat to his life and there was a need for the apex court to intervene for safeguarding his life and limb.