New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday granted six-month interim bail to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in sedition case. They have been accused of raising anti-national slogans in the varsity campus on February 9.
While granting bail to two JNU students, the court asked them to furnish bail bond of 25 thousand each and one surety of same amount.
A five-member high-level inquiry committee constituted to probe the controversial February 9 event at the university has concluded that Umar and Anirban facilitated unauthorised entry of some people into the campus.
Delhi Police on Wednesday had told the court that the two JNU students led the crowd which shouted anti-Indian slogans.
While opposing the arguments of both the accused , the investigators said the students' intention was to create hatred against the established government which attracts the sedition charge.
The police told Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh that Khalid and Bhattacharya organised the February 9 event.
The committee was formed on February 10 to probe the event organised to protest hanging of Afzal Guru, the Parliament attack
Khalid and Bhattacharya were arrested on charges of sedition in connection with the programme.
JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was released on bail from Tihar on March 3.