New Delhi, Jan 14: Delhi Police on Monday filed a 1200-page
The chargesheet has been filed under IPC section 124A (sedition), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 465 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine, forged document), 143 (punishment for unlawful assembly), 149 (unlawful assembly with common object), 147(rioting), & 120B (criminal conspiracy).
The Patiala House Court will consider the charge sheet on Tuesday (January 15).
Apart from Kanhaiya, Khalid and Bhattacharya, Umar
While 36 others, including Shehla Rashid and DMK leader D Raja’s daughter Aparajita
Khalid, Kumar and Bhattacharya – were arrested in 2016 for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans and voicing protests against the hanging of Afzal Guru, the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack, inside the university campus. But later they were released on bail.
The cops have listed around 90 people, which include JNU staff and security personnel, as witnesses in the case.
CCTV and mobile footage are also a part of chargesheet.
Reacting to the development, Kanhaiya Kumar questioned the timing of Delhi Police, attributing “political motive” of the “failed” Modi government to the police action.
“I have not received any summons or information from the court. But if it is true, then we are thankful to the police and Modi that finally after 3 years, when it is time is for him and his government to go, the chargesheet has been filed. But what is pertinent is the timing of the charge-sheet — just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
“It is evident that there is a political motive behind this. The motive is that the Modi government has been a failure in all aspects, it has not been able to fulfil even a single promise, so it is playing all its cards to divert the attention,” he told the media.