JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar lodged in Jail No 3, same as Afzal Guru

 JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was remanded in judicial custody on Wednesday till March 2.  

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016, 15:23 PM IST
JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar lodged in Jail No 3, same as Afzal Guru

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been booked under sedition charge in connection with an event at JNU where anti-national slogans, has been kept in jail number 3 of Tihar, where Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was lodged in.

The JNUSU president, who was remanded in judicial custody till March 2, has been kept under tight security inside the Tihar jail.

The jail officials are keeping a close eye on Kumar through CCTVs.

The JNU student has been kept in the ward, which has a television and given some newspapers and a bed sheet. The toilet is attached inside the prison cell.

"Kanhaiya who was brought to Tihar at around 8 pm has been lodged in a separate cell of ward number 4 of jail number 3. Two Tamil Nadu Special Police personnel have been deputed to keep a round-the-clock watch over him and ensure his safety," said a senior Tihar official.

The prison authorities have sounded a high security alert inside the prison complex, and are keeping a round-the-clock watch for the safety of the student leader facing sedition charges.

The prestigious educational institute witnessed clashes between two student groups over Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on February 09, 2013 in Tihar Jail.

The incident happened after a group of students organised a programme and termed the hanging of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhatt as "judicial killing”.