3 Kashmiri students move Allahabad HC directly for bail

Allahabad, December 03 (KMS): Three Kashmiri students, studying engineering in an Agra college in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and arrested on sedition and cyber-terrorism charges, have moved the Allahabad High Court directly for bail, saying that lawyers in the Taj city have refused to take up their case for bail in the sessions court.

The three students were arrested in October this year for cheering Pakistan cricket team’s victory in a T20 Cricket World Cup match against India.

In their bail pleas to the High Court, the three students have also sought transfer of their trials to Mathura, saying that the entire bar of Agra is not ready to appear on behalf of the applicants before the court and defend the case.

A bail plea is first made to a magisterial court in the district and then to a sessions court and subsequently to the high court following its rejection by the lower courts.