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February 24, 2016

JNU sedition row: Wanted students Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya surrender, taken in police custody

Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, the JNU students who were absconding after the row over 'anti-national slogans', have surrendered.

The students finally came out of the campus on Tuesday night, to surrender before the Delhi police officials.

They apparently took the decision after the High Court today left no option for them and said that they would have to surrender.

The two youths who were surrounded by dozens of other JNU students, came walking out of the campus.

The police had been camping outside the university gate throughout the day, and took them in its custody.

Later, they were on way to Vasant Vihar police station. Now the students would be produced before the court on Wednesday morning. Sources said that other students charged under sedition would also surrender later in the night.

The case was registered against them after certain TV channels reported that allegedly anti-national slogans and slogans in favour of Afzal Guru were raised on the campus. Later, the footage was found to be doctored.

However, the case had been registered against five students. Teachers, students and several other groups had opposed the decision to book them for sedition, and said that the action was wrong. The role of Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi also came under criticism, during the case.

TIH Bureau

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