NEW DELHI: In a dramatic development, Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who have been booked on charges of sedition, surrendered before Delhi Police late last night following which they were questioned for at least 5 hours.
Earlier during the day, the Delhi High Court had refused to grant them protection from arrest and told them that they will have to surrender and face the law.
The students left the University campus and entered a JNU security van in which the cops were waiting for them.
The two have been placed under police custody at South Campus police station and are likely to be produced before a magistrate today.
According to sources, a medical check was conducted on both the students in the police station and they were questioned for around five hours.
The duo returned to the JNU campus last Sunday after remaining underground since February 12.
Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students who, along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event organized in the university campus on February 9.
Besides Kumar, Khalid and Bhattacharya, the other students are Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash. Delhi Police had issued a look-out notice on February 20 against Khalid, Bhattacharya, Naga, Ashutosh and Prakash.