New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday extended the police custody of JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya , arrested on sedition charges, by one day.
Khalid and Bhattacharya had last week surrendered before Delhi Police after remaining in hiding for over a week. Both had gone missing following an event at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where anti-India slogans were shouted.
Delhi Police has also arrested JNU students' leader Kanhaiya Kumar earlier this month on sedition charges, for allegedly making anti-national statements at the same event on February 9 in support of terrorist Afzal Guru.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, the Supreme Court declined to hear a plea seeking criminal contempt proceedings against Kanhaiya Kumar, Khalid Umar and five others students facing sedition charges and former professor SAR Geelani .
The apex court asked the petitioner to take consent of Attorney General before the hearing.
The contempt petition had been filed in the Supreme Court seeking action against the students, who allegedly raised anti-India slogans during an event and also condemned the judiciary for the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.