Kanhaiya's lawyers Sushil Bajaj and Vrinda Grover, who were escorted by Delhi Police, directly went to the High Court's listing Registrar Loren Bamniyal and mentioned the petition behind closed doors.

Soon after the Apex Court order, security in and around the High Court was beefed up with the deployment of additional police personnel and CRPF jawans.

The matter is yet to be listed before a bench of the high court for hearing. Kanhaiya, who is in judicial custody, had yesterday approached the Apex Court directly, seeking bail on the ground that his life was under threat in Tihar Jail.              

His plea was taken up earlier in the day by the Supreme Court which declined to entertain it saying if it does, it will become a precedent available to all the accused in the country.             

Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on February 12 on sedition charge following a controversial event at JNU campus where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.

The student leader was produced in the court on Wednesday after the end of his police custody, where a group of men dressed in lawyers' robes unleashed a brazen attack on him and others, including journalists present there.

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