Published On: Wed, Feb 24th, 2016

JNU Students Umar Khalid, Anirban Surrender before Delhi Police

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JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, accused of sedition surrendered before Delhi police late on Tuesday night.

The two students had earlier on Tuesday approach the high court seeking security while surrendering. They cited the attack on their arrested comrade Kanhaiya Kumar, who was attacked last week when he was being taken to court for a bail hearing.

The police, however, told the court that they would not be able to manage law and order at a location chosen by the students.

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.”

Umar Khalid and Anirban have been accused of organising an event on February 9 to mark the anniversary of the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru, in which anti-India slogans were raised.

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