JNU Row: Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar To Be Produced Before Court Today

15/02/2016 9:30 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 14: JNU teachers and students form a human chain inside the campus in protest against arrest of JNU Student's Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, demand the release of Kanhaiya Kumar who was arrested on sedition charge in connection with an event organised on the campus against the hanging of Afzal Guru, at JNU campus, on February 14, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) teachers association said that they have never supported any unconstitutional activity inside the campus and have always opposed it. Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in connection with a case of sedition, seven more students from the university have been detained after a controversial event to protest the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru three years ago. The protesters also allegedly shouted anti-India slogans during the event. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested and charged with sedition for allegedly raising anti-India slogans, will be produced before a Delhi court today as his three-day police remand ends on Monday.

Kumar was arrested on Friday allegedly for raising anti-India slogans at an event organised by students on the JNU campus to commemorate the death of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was executed in 2013.

He was sent to three-day police custody after the Delhi Police told the court that they wanted to probe his alleged links to 'terrorist groups'.

Kumar was arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy and sedition under sections 124A and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.

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