New Delhi, Feb 17 : JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till March 2.
Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen gave the ruling after Delhi Police said it did not need the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) any more for interrogation.
Defence counsel Vrinda Grover requested the court to provide adequate safety to Kanhaiya Kumar inside the jail, expressing apprehension about a threat to his life.
The court directed Delhi Police, who will escort him to the jail from the court, and the superintendent of the Tihar jail to ensure his safety.
The court has asked senior police officials and the jail superintendent to submit a report regarding security of Kanhaiya Kumar inside the jail premises by Thursday.
Kanhaiya Kumar, from the Leftist All India Students Federation (AISF), was arrested on February 12 on charges of raising anti-India slogans during a meeting on Kashmir in the campus.—IANS