Delhi High Court on Wednesday has asked the JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, accused in a sedition case, to move an application for regular bail before a trial court.
Earlier on Thursday, The high court had declined the plea of two private individuals to cancel the interim bail of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, saying nothing has been brought before it to show that the student leader had made any anti-national speech after his release.
Justice P S Teji had dismissed the pleas saying, “no hindrance or obstruction” in the ongoing investigation in the case by the accused has been brought to the notice of the court by any party.
The court had refused to accept the petitioners’ contention that Kanhaiya has made any anti-national speech post bail.
Kanhaiya, who was granted interim bail on March 2 by the high court, is facing sedition charge in connection with an event at JNU on February 9 where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hailed as a ‘martyr’.
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The high court while granting bail to Kanhaiya had said he will not participate actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national, Luthra said.
The police had said in its reply that Kanhaiya failed to adhere to “letter and spirit” of the bail order by making derogatory remarks against the Army in Kashmir and he “misused his liberty”.