After spending 20 days in jail, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was on Wednesday granted interim bail for six months by the Delhi High Court. The bench of Justice Pratibha Rani granted conditional bail to Kumar on a bail bond of Rs 10,000 and an undertaking that “that he won’t participate in any anti-national activity”.
The court also asked one faculty member of the Jawaharlal Nehru University to stand as surety for Kumar. The court said that the Metropolitan Magistrate who will grant the bail may also impose a condition that Kumar “will not participate actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national. Apart from that, as president of the JNUSU, he will make all efforts within his power to control anti-national activities on the campus”.
Kumar was arrested on February 12 on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy after alleged “anti-national” slogans were raised on the JNU campus on February 9.
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Source: Express News Service