Custody of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar ends today, police may seek extension

New Delhi: The three-day police custody of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy, is ending today.The Delhi Police will produce him
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India TV News Desk February 15, 2016 12:49 IST

New Delhi: The three-day police custody of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy, is ending today.

The Delhi Police will produce him before Patiala House court today at 3 pm, where is most likely that they may seek his further custody as cops wanted to probe his links to terrorist groups.

Kanhaiya was arrested earlier this week in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy registered over the holding of an event at JNU against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. During the event, anti-India slogans were alleged to have been raised.

Kanhaiya's arrest has triggered widespread outrage among students and teachers and drawn severe criticism from opposition parties.

On the other hand, seven of eight JNU students who were debarred from academic activities earlier this week in connection with a controversial event held on the campus, have been asked to appear before a high level committee of the varsity probing the matter.

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“Seven students have been sent notices to appear before the university's high level committee probing the matter. Eight students including Kanhaiya have been debarred from any academic activity till the inquiry is over,” JNU registrar Bhupinder Zutshi said.

“The debarred students have been allowed to stay in the hostels as they will be required to attend the probe committee meetings,” he said.

The varsity's decision was taken on the basis of an interim report of the proctorial committee set up by the university. The final report of the probe panel is likely to be ready by next week

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