New Delhi: JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition, on Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail after the Supreme Court transferred to the Delhi High Court his petition seeking bail and security.
An apex court bench of Justice J.Chelameswar and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre, while transferring Kanhaiya's petition, asked the high court to hear it expeditiously.
The court also recorded the statement of Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar that the lawyers representing Kanhaiya Kumar before the high court and media personnel be provided with full security.
The court directed its secretary general to forthwith transfer Kanhaiya's writ petition and related papers to the high court.
Kanhaiya Kumar's lawyers are likely to mention it for an early hearing before the high court on Friday afternoon.
The president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union moved the bail application two days after a lower court sent him to judicial custody till March 2.