JNU row: Anir­ban, Umar get in­terim bail for 6 months

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court granted JNU stu­dents Umar Khalid and Anir­ban Bhat­tacharya in­terim bail for six months on Fri­day in the sedi­tion case. Ad­di­tional ses­sions judge Ree­teesh Singh asked Khalid and Bhat­tacharya to sub­mit per­sonal bonds of Rs25,000 each and sureties of equal amounts. Both were ex­pected to walk out of jail on Fri­day night, but can’t leave the city with­out the court’s per­mis­sion. The judge said sedi­tion was a se­ri­ous charge but pointed out that the po­lice agreed it would take weeks to get foren­sic ev­i­dence needed to com­plete in­ves­ti­ga­tion.


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