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JNU sedition case: Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya granted interim bail
A trial court in Delhi has granted bail to JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in a sedition case. Both have been granted an interim bail for six months by Additional Sessions judge, Reetesh Singh.

Khalid and Anirban had been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly raising anti-national slogans on February 9 during an event at JNU.

Umar and Khalid claimed innocence in the case while saying that they had not raised anti-national slogans on Feb 9. The duo also claimed that the video footages in which they had been shown raising slogans where false and doctored.

Reportedly, Delhi Police opposed the bail pleas filed by Khalid and Anirban while saying that charges against them are very different and serious from those faced by Kanhaiya Kumar.

Delhi Police had arrested JNU Students' Union president, Kanhaiya Kumar under the same charges. He is already out on bail granted by Delhi High Court on March 2.

The police claimed in the court that Anirnban and Khalid had raised anti-national slogans on the campus and called the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru as judicial killing. The police said that it has at least 10 witnesses who had seen the duo raising anti-national slogans.

Notably the Delhi Police had booked Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya under under IPC's sections 124 A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).

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