JNU Sedition Case: Patiala House Court refuses to take cognizance of chargesheet filed by Delhi Police

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JNU Sedition Case: Patiala House Court refuses to take cognizance of chargesheet filed by Delhi Police

Patiala House Court questioned the Delhi police  for filing a charge sheet against former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a 2016 sedition case without procuring requisite sanctions from Delhi Legal Department. 

 

Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat granted Delhi Police time till February 6 to procure requisite sanctions from legal department of Delhi government after they told the court they will get the approvals within 10 days.

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“Why did you file (the chargesheet) without approval? You don’t have a legal department,” the court said.

Delhi Police on January 14, 2019 filed the chargesheet at a Delhi Court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus during an event in February 2016.

In chargesheet Delhi Police also charged former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during the event held on February 9, 2016, to mark the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.

Source: LiveLaw