Kanhaiya to be released from Tihar as Delhi HC grants interim bail

He has been awarded six months interim bail
Kanhaiya to be released from Tihar as Delhi HC grants interim bail
Kanhaiya to be released from Tihar as Delhi HC grants interim bail
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JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar was released on interim bail for six months on the surety of Rs 10, 000 by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

However, Kanhaiya will be released only on Thursday after relevant paperwork is completed. The paperwork could not be completed on Wednesday as it was almost 7 pm  when the judge allowed his bail. 

The Delhi HC also disposed of the current petition and said it will  accept  a fresh petition only after fresh evidence is gathered against the JNUSU president. 

The Delhi High court earlier on Monday reserved its verdict on the bail plea of JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who refuted the allegation of police that he was raising anti-India slogans at an event on February 9 at the campus.

Delhi Police on Monday faced tough questions for slapping sedition charge on JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar by the Delhi High Court which asked it to show evidence against him of his "active role" in raising anti- India slogans and why the case was not lodged on February 9 itself.

Though the prosecution maintained that Kanhaiya was "not cooperating" with the investigation and even came out with "contradictory" statements in joint interrogation by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Delhi Police, Justice Pratibha Rani wanted answers from the investigators to buttress their claims of having evidence on allegations which included that his speech was "more than political." 

"The presence at the spot is different from participation in the anti-national slogans," Justice Rani said and wanted to know "Whether he played any active role in raising anti-India slogans." 

Kanhaiya Kumar, was arrested in a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy on Feb 12 and was initially remanded to three-day police custody by a Delhi court.

The case has seen many twists and turns with the recently retired Delhi CP BS Bassi going back on his earlier statement to give bail to Kanhaiya.

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