Umar Khalid And Anirban, Accused Of Sedition In JNU Row, Surrender

JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, accused of sedition, have surrendered before the Delhi Police, hours after the High Court declined to give them any protection from arrest.

The two students, who had been exploring the great outdoors at the JNU campus since Sunday night, surrendered at midnight and were driven around for very nearly two hours by policemen who needed to evade the media.

Umar Khalid And Anirban Surrender

Mr Khalid and Mr Bhattacharya are prone to be produced before an officer today.

JNU Students Union vice president Shehla Rashid said that Umar and Anirban have faith in the judiciary.

At around 11.40 pm, the two headed to the JNU campus gates in a university security van. Scores of students shaped a chain around Mr Khalid and Mr Bhattacharya as they exited. The students reached the police station after 2 am.

Sources say the students were addressed for five hours before being arrested.

The students had moved the High Court for protection to surrender and asked for that they be allowed to do as such at a secret location. They cited the attack on their arrested confidant Kanhaiya Kumar, who was attacked a week ago when he was being taken to court for a bail hearing.

The police, in any case, told the court that they would not have the capacity to manage law and order at a location picked by the students.

The two students have been accused of sedition for allegedly organizing an occasion on February 9 to mark the anniversary of the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru, in which against India slogans were raised. They had been missing since February 12, alongside three other accused students. Every one of the five surfaced on campus on Sunday night.

Slogans Against India At JNU

The court said that the students can't utilize their whim and fancy. They need to take after the technique, surrender or arrest. They must be produced before a judge and he will decide whether they go into police custody or jail.

For their wellbeing, an officer might go to the police station with the goal that they can be produced before him.

Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested not long ago for his asserted part in that occasion. He is in the Tihar Jail. His bail request will likewise be heard by the high court today.

On Sunday night, Umar Khalid, Anirban and three different students accused of sedition, missing for quite a long time, appeared on the JNU campus and tested the police to arrest them. The police were not allowed to enter the campus and said the students must surrender.

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