Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ union President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in a sedition case in which anti- India slogans were allegedly raised in the university premises on February 9, was today remanded to judicial custody till March 2 by a Delhi court.
Kanhaiya was produced before the court, after the expiry of his police custody remand, amidst tight security and sloganeering by lawyers inside the court premises.
Kanhaiya told metropolitan magistrate Lovleen that he condemns what happened on February 9 in JNU. “I believe in the Constitution of India. I condemn what happened on that day. . After seeing the video, I got to know that some outsiders had entered JNU and along with students they were raising slogans. I don’t support such sloganeering. I appeal to everyone not to disturb the peace of the country, society and institution,” Kanhaiya said. I am an Indian who has full faith in judiciary and the Constitution. I challenge that if there is evidence against me that I am a traitor then send me to jail” he added.
Later the judge has asked the police to put him in judicial custody till March 2. He will be kept in cell number 3 of Tihar jail in Delhi.