Kanhaiya Kumar has sought bail claiming he was falsely implicated as he had never raised any anti-national slogans during an event.
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, charged with sedition, may have to spend another couple of days in prison as the Delhi High Court is likely to hear on Tuesday his bail plea in which he has contended that he was 'falsely implicated'.
His counsel said all defects in his petition pointed out yesterday by the Registry have been rectified and the legal team would press that he was wrongly arrested on the basis of an FIR which was devoid of evidence to book him under such a serious charge.
The counsel said the petition is limited to bail for the JNUSU president who was arrested on February 12
He has sought bail claiming he was falsely implicated as he had never raised any anti-national slogans during an event organised in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on February 9.
In the plea, he has also claimed that no case is made out against him as there was no evidence.
He had approached the high court after the Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear his bail petition on the ground that it will set a "dangerous precedent" and had asked him to approach the high court.
Escorted by police, his lawyers Sushil Bajaj and Vrinda Grover had thereafter rushed to the high court Registrar yesterday and mentioned the petition when certain deficiencies were pointed out in it.
Security was yesterday beefed up in the high court, not far away from the Patiala House Courts, which was the scene of attacks on and journalists by a group of unruly lawyers on Monday and Wednesday.
The JNUSU president, who is in judicial custody till March 2, had approached the Supreme Court directly seeking bail on the ground that his life was under threat in the Tihar Jail
He was arrested on February 12 on sedition charge following a controversial event at JNU campus where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.