The Delhi Police has told the High Court in its status report, that granting bail to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is booked on charges of Sedition, will give a wrong message to those students thinking they can get away by conducting ‘anti-India’ activities.
The reports states that if Kanhaiya is released on bail, then it would send a wrong signal to the student community across the nation that ‘anti-India’ activities can be conducted with immunity and that eventually one would walk free after being imprisoned for few days or weeks.
Earlier on Wednesday, the counsel for the Delhi Police in the case was granted permission by the High Court for extended custody of Kanhaiya, after his bail plea was deferred.
“We told the court that we would like to exercise our right to interrogate him again in custody in view that more accused have been arrested and the court has permitted us. In the status report, we have narrated the incidents and how the offence was committed. We presented the relevant evidences in the case and the court will consider it. Our status report runs into 13 pages. We will file a fresh report in the next hearing,” Special Public Prosecutor for Delhi Police, Shailendra Babbar, told ANI here.
He added that they have enough prima facie evidence against Kanhaiya in the investigation that has been conducted so far.
“We have enough evidence to prove that the act of sedition happened and accused Kanhaiya was also involved,” Babbar added.
According to the latest status report filed by the Delhi Police, Kanhaiya ‘actively’ participated in the ‘unlawful’ assembly in which ‘anti-national’ slogans were raised.
The Delhi High Court deferred the hearing on Kanhaiya’s bail plea to February 29.
During the hearing, the High Court observed that safety must be ensured during the proceedings to Kanhaiya and another JNU student Umar Khalid, who have been booked on charges of sedition.