Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala House court has granted interim bail for six months to Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya. They have to furnish bail bonds of Rs 25,000 each and surety of same amount.
During the hearing, the Delhi Police counsel opposed the bail plea of the duo and stated that they did not only depend on the video footage but also relied on the statements of 10 independent witness against both of them.
However, the counsel of the two JNU students maintained the Delhi Government’s report suggested that the video was tampered with while asserting that citizens have the right to criticise the government and the same can’t be termed as sedition.
Earlier, a high-level internal committee of the JNU had found 21 students guilty of holding a controversial event on the campus last month, which had led to the custody of JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others.
The committee has reportedly suggested that Kanhaiya, along with four other students, be rusticated from the varsity.