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.
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)