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Kanhaiya Kumar will face trial in case of sedition: everything you need to know | India News

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has given approval to city police to prosecute former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in connection with a 2016 sedition case, sources said Friday.

The Delhi government gives permission to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in case of sedition

The Delhi government gave its approval to the police to prosecute the former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union, Kanhaiya Kumar, and others in a sedition case for allegedly raising slogans against India during an event on the university campus in February 2016. Approval was expected for a long time. Police filed the charge sheet in January of last year.

Here is everything you need to know about the case:

* The case against Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban was filed in 2016 at the Vasant Kunj police station, and the complaint accused them of raising “anti-national slogans” on the JNU campus during an event that was organized to protest the execution of Afzal Guru on February 9. .

* Police arrested Kanhaiya on February 12.

* On February 24, police arrested Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, also named in the FIR.

* The sedition case was transferred to the Delhi Special Police Cell on February 27.

* Kanhaiya was released on bail on March 3, 2016 by the Delhi High Court.

* On March 17, 2016, the court granted a provisional bond to Umar and Anirban.

* In April 2017, the police summoned 31 students of the UNJ to question them in the case.

* In January 2019, Special Cell filed a charge sheet in the case, saying they led a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on campus during an event on February 9, 2016. However, the court had asked the police that will take the necessary sanctions. for prosecution.

* The Delhi police wrote last week to the AAP government asking it to speed up the process to grant sanctions to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the case. It came after a court ordered the police to send a reminder to the Delhi government about their request for judicial sanction that is pending with the department of origin since January 14, 2019.

* On February 24, the Supreme Court refused to receive a petition filed by BJP leader Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, seeking instructions for the Delhi government to grant sanctions to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in the case of sedition of 2016. However, the trial court asked the petitioner to approach the trial court, if he wanted any relief.

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