Delhi HC to hear plea seeking cancellation of Kanhaiya Kumar's interim-bail today

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will hear a batch of petition seeking cancellation of interim bail granted to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday.

"The petitions, received on transfer, have been re-notified for hearing on March 23,” Justice Suresh Kait had said earlier.

However, when the court declined the request of advocate RP Luthra, who appeared for one of the petitioners seeking cancellation of interim bail as well as initiation of perjury proceedings against Kanhaiya, he urged the court that it was an urgent matter and should be heard on March 21.

"My request is that since it is a sensitive and urgent matter, it should be heard on Monday (March 21)," Luthra had argued, adding that the country’s reputation is at stake.

A petition was filed in the Delhi HC on March 15 seeking cancellation Kanhaiya's interim bail, saying that he had violated bail conditions and made some objectionable remarks against the armed forces.

Kanhaiya, who was earlier arrested on charges of sedition, was released from Tihar Jail on an interim bail of six months.

Kanhaiya was arrested on February 12 in connection with a controversial event organised in the JNU campus on the death anniversary of Parliamentary attack convict Afzal guru during which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.

News24 Bureau