JNU’s Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya surrender, addressed by police
JNU understudies Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, blamed for subversion, surrendered at midnight and were driven around for very nearly two hours by policemen who needed to avoid the media.
The understudies’ solicitation to surrender at a mystery area was rejected by the High Court yesterday.
At around 11.40 pm, the two headed to the JNU grounds doors in a college security van. Scores of understudies framed a chain around Mr Khalid and Mr Bhattacharya as they cleared out.
The police drove around for just about 10 km to keep away from the media before taking the understudies to a police headquarters not exactly a kilometer from the college. The understudies achieved the police headquarters after 2 am.
Sources say the understudies were addressed for five hours before being captured.
“Umar and Anirban have confidence in the legal,” JNU Students Union VP Shehla Rashid told NDTV.
The two understudies have been accused of dissidence for supposedly sorting out an occasion on February 9 to check the commemoration of the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru, in which hostile to India trademarks were raised. They had been absent since February 12, alongside three other charged understudies. Each of the five surfaced on grounds on Sunday night.
On Tuesday, Mr Khalid and Mr Bhattacharya went to the High Court for authorization to surrender at a mystery area. They refered to the assault on their confidant Kanhaiya Kumar by legal counselors when he was being taken to court for a safeguard listening to a week ago.
The court, nonetheless, said: “You can’t utilize your impulse and extravagant. You need to take after the system, surrender or capture.”
For their security, a justice might go to the police headquarters with the goal that they can be created before him.
Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU understudy’s union president, was captured recently over the disputable occasion. He is in the Tihar Jail. His safeguard request will be heard by the high court on February 29.