JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya's police custody extended by two days
Both the students surrendered before police in the midnight on Tuesday outside a gate of the university.
New Delhi: A local court here on Saturday extended the police custody of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested in sedition charges for allegedly raising "anti-India" slogans, by two more days.
The Delhi court had on Wednesday sent the duo to three-day police custody, even though the police had asked for a seven-day custody.
Umar and Anirban had earlier moved the High Court seeking protection in order to surrender but the court, while directing the students to surrender, adjourned the hearing for protection till Wednesday.
Refusing to grant interim protection against arrest for a day, the Delhi High Court had asked Umar and Anirban to inform it about the date, time and place where they wish to surrender.
Both the students had surrendered before police in the midnight on Tuesday outside a gate of the university.
A case against Khalid and Bhattacharya was registered at Vasant Kunj police station.
Kanhaiya was arrested in a sedition case on February 12 after the event held on the university campus against the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He allegedly shouted anti-India slogans at the event.