HC asks Kanhaiya to move trial court for regular bail


The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to hear JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar’s application for regular bail in a sedition case, asking him to approach a sessions court for the same.

Justice P S Teji dismissed the plea for grant of regular bail to the students’ union leader, who was on interim bail since 2 March this year.

“The present application is dismissed with liberty to the petitioner to move before the sessions court,” the court said.

Kanhaiya has approached the High Court as his six-months interim bail is scheduled to expire on September 1.

Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for the JNU Students’ Union president, told the court that the petitioner seeks permanent bail.

The court, however, without hearing the matter in detail, said the counsel can move the application for regular bail before the sessions court.

John, who was accompanied by advocates Sushil Bajaj and Vrinda Grover, said they will move the application before the trial court today only.

Kanhaiya, in his bail plea, said he has not interfered in the ongoing probe and had appeared before the investigating officer as and when asked by him.

He also said that he has not violated any condition imposed on him by the High Court while granting him interim bail on 2 March.

The High Court had granted interim conditional bail for six months asking him not participate actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national.