Kanhaiya moves SC for bail, hearing on Friday

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges,  on Thursday moved the Supreme Court for bail which it will hear on Friday

The apex court bench comprising Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre said they will hear the plea at 10.30 a.m. on Friday.

Kumar has submitted that there is a threat to his life and there was a need for the apex court to intervene for safeguarding his life and limb

Lawyer Vrinda Grover, who filed the plea on behalf of Kanhaiya Kumar, said in the petition that since the atmosphere in the Patiala House court complex was not conducive for moving the plea application, Kanhaiya Kumar was invoking his right under Article 32 to move the Supreme court directly for bail.Under Article 32, a citizen can move the Supreme Court for enforcing his fundamental rights.

Kumar said in his petition that there was no need for his custodial interrogation as he has already been sent to judicial custody.

In the petition, filed through advocate Anindita Pujari, the accused claimed his innocence and said no purpose would be served by keeping him in the jail as the police have been finding it difficult to produce him even in the court.

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