Srinagar: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar arrested on sedition charges last week for organising an event on Afzal Guru, has been lodged in the same cell the Kashmiri man was held in before his secret execution, a media report said today.
Kanhaiya Kumar, who was sent to judicial custody until March 2, has been lodged in jail number 3, the same as Afzal Guru, reported The Times of India.
One of the cells close to the jail entrance has been vacated and reserved for him. He will be kept under multi-layered security and only Delhi Prison officials or staff will be allowed near his cell. His food will be checked as a precautionary measure, the report said, quoting an official.
Security outside the jail has been intensified and Kumar was surrounded by 50 policemen when he was brought to jail.He was attacked by right-wing groups when he was presented in court yesterday, where he had to be confined for up to three hours because of the crowds outside.
Kumar denies he was among those chanting anti-India slogans at last Tuesday’s rally to mark the 2013 hanging of Kashmiri man Afzal Guru over an attack on the parliament.