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Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya sent to three-day police custody


New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing sedition charges, were on Wednesday sent in a three-day police custody by a Delhi court.

The police had, however, asked for a seven-day custody of both the JNU students.

The hearing took place at an undisclosed location in the wake of the Delhi High Court asking that the students should be produced before the magistrate in a way that the media don’t come to know.

The high court had told the police to make sure that no one suffers even a scratch.

Umar and Anirban had earlier moved the High Court seeking protection in order to surrender but the court, while directing the students to surrender, adjourned the hearing for protection till Wednesday.

Refusing to grant interim protection against arrest for a day, the Delhi High Court had asked Umar and Anirban to inform it about the date, time and place where they wish to surrender.

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar is already behind bars in Tihar Jail, again for sedition. (ANI)

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