JNU Sedition Case: Delhi Govt studying charge sheet, says Kejriwal


New Delhi, Feb 7: A day after the court pulled up the Delhi government for sitting on a file seeking clearance to prosecute former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and in a sedition case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the government is working on it.

“The case is being studied by the government Police took three years to file the chargesheet and filed it without permission ahead of general elections so it raises many questions”, Kejriwal told the media.

On January 14, the Delhi Police filed a 1200-charge sheet naming former JNU student leaders Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and seven Kashmiri students 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) and, 120B (criminal conspiracy).

Both Kumar and Khalid have also questioned the filing of the charge sheet, saying it was “politically motivated” and a “diversionary ploy” by the ruling government just before the Lok Sabha polls.

The case involves an event organised in the JNU campus in February 2016 where some students allegedly raised “anti-national slogans” against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.


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