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Sedition case: “Hold a speedy trial,” says Kanhaiya Kumar after the Delhi government nods to be prosecuted | India News

NEW DELHI: Hours after the Delhi government gave permission to the city police to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with a 2016 sedition case, the former JNUSU president on Friday “thanked” the government for the same.

In a sarcastic message, the leader of the left urged police and government officials to take the case “seriously” to ensure justice in a court of law instead of a “television trial.”

“Thanks to the Delhi government for granting permission in the case of sedition. The police and the Delhi government officials are asked to take this case seriously, the speedy trial must be carried out in a fast-track court and justice is guaranteed in the court of justice instead of the television court. ” “Satyameva Jayate,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.

“There is a need for rapid action and fast-track courts in cases of sedition so that the country knows how this law has been misused for political gain and to divert people from basic issues,” he said in another tweet.

Earlier today, the Delhi government has given its approval to the city police to prosecute
Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in connection with a four-year sedition case.

The sanction was granted by the Delhi government on February 20.

AAP MLA and spokesman Raghav Chadha said that the legal department of the government of Delhi has given its opinion on this matter to the Department of the Interior after due diligence.

The president of BJP of Delhi, Manoj Tiwari, welcomed the development, but said that the Kejriwal government may have approved in view of the “current political situation.”

On January 14, the police had filed a charge sheet against
Kanhaiya and others. Police said the defendant led a procession and supported the seditious slogans that allegedly emerged on the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

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