JNU row: Anirban, Umar Khalid to be rusticated, Kanhaiya fined

The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has decided to rusticate student activists Anirban Bhattacharya and Umar Khalid and fine Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar Rs10,000, reports CNN-IBN.

Citing sources, the report says that the JNU administration has finalised its decision regarding their involvement in an event to mark the hanging of terror convict Afzal Guru. They are likely to rusticate Khalid and Bhattacharya for two to five years.

Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Kanhaiya were charged under sedition laws and are currently out on bail. Khalid and Bhattacharya were main organisers of the pro-Afzal event, as per the police.

Earlier there were reports that a high level internal committee of JNU had recommended that Umar and Anirban be rusticated for one full semester while all the other students found violating university rules will be fined.