Delhi govt gives permission to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition row

The authorities has given a go-ahead to the town police to prosecute former JNUSU president and two others in reference to a 2016 case, sources instructed PTI on Friday.

On February 19 this 12 months, Chief Minister had mentioned he would ask for an early determination on the matter.

His remarks got here on the heels of a Court asking for a standing report on the pending sanction to prosecute Kumar and different.

He mentioned; “I’ve no interference in the concerned dept. I can’t change their decision but can ask them to make a decision as soon as possible.”

The court docket had posted the matter for listening to on April 3.

On September 18 2019, the Delhi court docket had requested the state authorities to determine inside a month on the sanction to prosecute Kumar and others.


The case includes alleged elevating of slogans that have been deemed seditious on the campus throughout an occasion in opposition to the demise sentence handed out to Afzal Guru, convict of 2001 parliament assault.

Delhi Police filed a cost sheet on January 14, 2019, Three years after the case turned a headline-grabber. The cost sheet mentions 10 JNU college students as the primary accused, together with Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and 7 Kashmiri college students.

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