Delhi HC to hear plea for NIA probe in JNU case today

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in a sedition case on February 12.

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 08:36 AM IST
Delhi HC to hear plea for NIA probe in JNU case today
ABVP activists protest against an event at JNU supporting Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in New Delhi.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday hear a public interest litigation seeking a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the alleged anti-national activities on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus and a judicial inquiry into the recent events at the varsity.

The HC had on Monday agreed to hear the plea filed by a Delhi lawyer.

 

Advocate Ranjana Agnihotri also sought the appointment of a judicial commission to look into the February 9 incidents on the JNU campus.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in a sedition case on February 12 after an event held on the university campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

 

On February 12, Kumar was remanded in three-day police custody by a court here. On Monday, his police custody was extended by two days.

(With IANS inputs)