JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya surrender to Delhi Police

JNU student leaders Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, accused in sedition case, surrendered to Delhi Police on Tuesday night.

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016, 20:29 PM IST
JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya surrender to Delhi Police
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Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University​ (JNU) student leaders Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya accused in sedition case, surrendered to Delhi Police late on Tuesday night, as per media reports.

The duo, who returned to the JNU campus last Sunday after having gone missing since February 12, drove from the administrative block to the main gate of the university and then got into a Delhi Police vehicle, as per reports.

They were placed under police custody at South Campus police station, PTI reported. Later ACP KP Kukreti reached South Campus police station amid tight security. 

Medical of Khalid and Bhattacharya was reportedly done at the police station.

At the same time they were questioned for around five hours, as per ANI. 

They will be produced before a magistrate tomorrow morning, sources said.

Apparently university students formed a human chain to prevent the media from following Khalid and Bhattacharya when they were leaving the campus this evening.

Delhi Police had issued a look-out notice on February 20 against the duo and three other students - Anant Prakash Narayan, Ashutosh Kumar and Rama Naga.

Earlier today, the Delhi High Court had refused to grant interim protection from arrest to Umar and Anirban.

 

The court had also made it clear that the students should follow procedure and surrender. 

The court had asked both petitioners to secretly give details of the date, place and time where they would surrender to the court.

 

The division bench had agreed to urgently hear the plea which also sought direction to JNU to allow Delhi Police to enter its premises to arrest the five students.

 

Kamini Jaiswal, appearing Khalid and Bhattacharya, had sought protection from their arrest till tomorrow.

DCP (South) Prem Nath, however, had not agreed to the place the petitioners wished to surrender, saying he has some inputs due to which the place mentioned by the accused was not accessible to police.

Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students who, along with JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event organized in the university campus to mark the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9.

(With Agency inputs)