JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was on Wednesday night taken to Tihar Jail and kept in a separate cell, following which authorities have sounded a high security alert inside the prison complex, and are keeping a round-the-clock watch for the safety of the student leader facing sedition charges.
A television set, a few books, clean blankets and newspapers have been placed at an independent cell in Tihar Jail for JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.
Kumar was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till March 2 by a Delhi district court.”Kanhaiya who was brought to Tihar at around 8 pm has been lodged in a separate cell of ward number 4 of jail number 3.
Two Tamil Nadu Special Police personnel have been deputed to keep a round-the-clock watch over him and ensure his safety,” said a senior Tihar official.
“In view of the prevailing tension over sedition charges being faced by Kanhaiya, maximum vigil will be maintained and a high security alert has been sounded to ensure all the precautions and measures are taken to prevent any untoward incident,” the official said.
“We are also taking steps to thwart any attempt to harm him from within or outside the jail,” the official added.
The JNUSU president, who has been booked under sedition charge in connection with an event at JNU where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised last week, was arrested by Delhi Police on February 12.