Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who were charged with sedition for allegedly raising anti-national slogans in the campus, surrendered before the police late Tuesday night.
The duo, who returned to the JNU campus last Sunday after having gone missing since February 12, drove from the administrative bloc to the main gate of the university, got into a Delhi Police vehicle and was taken to an undisclosed destination.
Umar Khalid’s lawyer had suggested that he was willing to surrender within JNU campus at a designated location, but was opposed by the police counsel.
Earlier, the court had asked Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya’s lawyers to choose a day, time and place for them to surrender.
Khalid and Bhattacharya are likely to be produced before a magistrate today.
The university students formed a human chain to prevent the media from following Khalid and Bhattacharya when they were leaving the campus this evening.