Kanhaiya Kumar fined Rs 10,000, three students including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya rusticated


The JNU on Monday rusticated Umar Khalid and two other students for varying duration and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the February 9 event on the campus against Afzal Guru’s hanging.

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JNU students union president Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban were arrested on charges of sedition in February in connection with the controversial event and are out on bail. Their arrest had triggered widespread protests.

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The campus has been made out of bounds for two former students — Banojyotsana Lahiri and Draupadi — while hostel facilities have been withdrawn for Ashutosh Kumar for a year and Komal Mohite till July 21.

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A high-level committee constituted by the university to probe the February 9 event found ABVP member Saurabh Sharma, who had objected to the event, “guilty” of blocking traffic on the day of the event and penalised him with Rs 20,000.

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They were charged with sedition over a February event.

All three students were arrested by Delhi Police after alleged incident of anti-national slogans being chanted on the campus on 9 February.