New Delhi: A Delhi court was today told by city police that forensic report of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar’s mobile phone, seized during investigation in the sedition case, was still awaited.
The submission was made by the Special Cell of Delhi Police before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass in reply to Kanhaiya’s plea seeking release of his cell phone and other belongings.
After hearing the submissions, the court granted till July 26 to the police to file its reply on the plea and posted the matter for further hearing.
In its reply, the agency told the court that the mobile phone was sent to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) and the report was still awaited.
The mobile phone and some other belongings were seized at the time of Kanhaiya’s arrest on February 12 on sedition charges in connection with an event in JNU campus on February 8 where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
He was granted interim conditional bail for six months by the Delhi High Court on March 2.
Besides Kanhaiya, two other JNU students – Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya – were also arrested in the case and later granted interim bail for six months by a Delhi court on March 18.