Two Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy for holding an event in which allegedly anti-national slogans were raised, have surrendered before Delhi Police. 

JNU sources told ScoopWhoop that the duo left from the University’s administration block in a vehicle of campus security at around 12 in the night, which drove straight off to Vasant Kunj North police station where they were officially handed over to the police. 

Earlier in the day, a bench of Justices B.D. Ahmed and R.K. Gauba agreed to grant urgent hearing to the plea of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, which said that there is a threat to their lives and sought police protection while surrendering.

However, the Delhi high court refrained from giving any specific direction on granting any interim protection from their arrest, with Justice Pratibha Rani saying “let the matter be heard tomorrow.”

(With PTI inputs)

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