The Supreme Court today declined the bail petition of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of sedition. Kanhaiya yesterday moved a petition before the apex court seeking his release from police custody under Article 32 of the Constitution.
Kanhaiya stated in the plea that he ‘fears for the safety of life and limb’ at the Delhi sessions court that had compelled him to approach the apex court directly.
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.