JNU Row: Police Take Kanhaiya Kumar To An 'Undisclosed Location'

26/02/2016 9:40 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Indian student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar (C) is escorted by police into Patiala Court for a hearing in New Delhi on February 17, 2016. Student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar had been arrested for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans at a rally called to protest against a Kashmiri separatist's execution three years ago -- a charge he denies. His arrest has reignited a row over freedom of expression in India, where some rights campaigners say the Hindu nationalist government is using the British-era sedition law to clamp down on dissent. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP / Chandan Khanna (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- A team of Delhi Police took JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in connection with a case of sedition, to an undisclosed location after he was sent to one day police custody, from Tihar jail.

"The student leader was moved out of Tihar jail at around 8.30 pm for questioning," a senior police officer said without disclosing the location where Kanhaiya was taken by the cops.

The police had applied for the production warrant of Kumar yesterday on the ground that he was needed to be confronted with the other two JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in view of the discrepancies in their statements regarding the controversial JNU event.

Kanhaiya's counsel while opposing the police custody said that there was no connection between Kumar and the other two students arrested in the case as they belong to different student wings.

The police had arrested Kumar on February 12, a day after a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy was registered at Vasant Kunj (North) Police Station in connection with an event in the varsity's campus in which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

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