The Supreme Court is set to hear the bail petition of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday, who has been arrested under the sedition charge by the Delhi Police.
Kanhaiya yesterday moved the Supreme Court for bail and release from custody under Article 32 of the Constitution, saying “fear for the safety of life and limb” at the Delhi sessions court had compelled him to approach the apex court directly for release.
Kanhaiya’s bail petition will be argued by former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee. Kanhaiya in petition has said that there is repeated breakdown of law and order at the Patiala House Courts despite directives of the apex court, making it impossible for him and his lawyers to approach the session’s court for bail.
Meanwhile, a panel of lawyers, comprising senior advocates Kapil Sibal, Rajeev Dhawan, Dushyant Dave, Harin Raval and advocate A D N Rao, submitted a report in a sealed cover including a pen drive on mobile phone recordings of the violence at the sessions court.