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HC chastises Delhi cops over Kanhaiya sedition evidence, will consider bail tomorrow

The Delhi high court said it will pass an order on Wednesday on the bail plea of JNU student union chief Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges.

Justice Pratibha Rani on Monday reserved the order on the bail plea and asked Delhi Police about the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students Union president’s active role during the protest.

“Do you have video evidence that Kanhaiya was raising anti-national slogans?” asked the court at which police denied of having any video in this regard. At this, the court pulled up Delhi Police for not showing any evidence where Kanhaiya Kumar could be seen raising anti-national slogans. It also asked why police officers who were present there did not take any action.

“When your policemen were present there in the campus in civil dress why don’t they take cognizance when anti-national slogans were raised? Why did not they video record it? Why you waited for Zee news video?” asked the court.

While, the Delhi Police opposed Kanhaiya’s bail plea, the Delhi government prayed the court to grant him bail. Kanhaiya Kumar said that he did not raise any anti-national national slogans and did not lead any protest. Kanhaiya reached the venue when he heard that two groups were quarrelling, said his counsel.

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