JNU students Umar Khalid, Anirban surrender before Delhi Police

, 12:47 AM IST

New Delhi: JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, booked on charges of sedition for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, surrendered before the Delhi Police late on Tuesday night.

Both were being taken to Vasant Kunj police station after they surrendered at an undisclosed location. As per the law, they will have to be produced in court within 24 hours. They were missing from the JNU campus since February 12 when JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested.

The Delhi High Court had on earlier Tuesday said it would hear on Wednesday a petition filed by the JNU students seeking security before surrender.

The Delhi Police had issued a lookout notice against five Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, including Umar Khalid.

All five students, Umar Khalid, Anant Prakash Narayan, Ashutosh Kumar, Rama Naga and Anirban Bhattacharya, who have been accused of sedition, returned to the campus on Sunday night.