JNU students leader Kanhaiya Kumar released on bail


Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, accused of sedition, was released from Tihar Jail on Wednesday after his bail bond has been furnished.

Two JNU professors and one of his lawyers came to the prison with judicial orders for his release.

"Kanhaiya was released from the jail at around 6.30 pm after his bail bond and release orders were properly scrutinised," Additional IG (Prisons) and Tihar Spokesperson Mukesh Prasad said.

Kanhaiya's release follows the Delhi High Court's order on Wednesday granting him a six-month interim bail. HC judge Pratibha Rani had granted him the bail after asking him to furnish a surety of Rs 10,000.

Security has been beefed up in the premises of Tihar jail and the JNU to prevent any untoward incidents.

The president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) was arrested on February 12 on charges of shouting anti-national slogans, a charge he has denied.

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