JNU students Umar Khalid, Anirban surrender before Delhi police

The two students on Tuesday evening had approached High Court seeking security before they surrender.

New Delhi: Hours after Delhi High Court orders, JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, accused of sedition, surrendered before Delhi police around midnight on Tuesday.

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The two students on Tuesday evening had approached High Court seeking security before they surrender, however, the court denied the plea and asked them to surrender before the law.

The court said: "You can't use your whim and fancy. You have to follow the procedure, surrender or arrest. You have to be produced before a magistrate and he will decide whether you go into police custody or jail."

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 were taken to an undisclosed destination, reports PTI.

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Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and three other students had allegedly raised anti-national slogans in the JNU campus at a cultural event organised on the death anniversary of terrorist Afzal Guru.

JNUSU Vice-President Shehla Rasheed, talking to NDTV confirmed the news of surrender of two JNU students and said, “ We have full faith in law and judiciary of our country and would to take its own course to get justice”.

She also mentioned that similar to JNSU President Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban too would be soon out of fake allegations of being anti-national.

Besides Kumar, Khalid and Bhattacharya, the other students are Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash.

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The university students formed a human chain to prevent the media from following Khalid and Bhattacharya when they were leaving the campus this evening.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle with agency inputs )
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