JNU sedition case: Court gives Delhi police Feb 28 deadline to procure prosecution sanctions against Kanhaiya Kumar, others

JNU sedition case: The court has given the police time till February 28 to procure the sanctions needed to prosecute former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a 2016 sedition case.

JNU sedition case: Court gives Delhi police Feb 28 deadline to procure prosecution sanctions against Kanhaiya Kumar, others
JNU sedition case: Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday slammed the Delhi Police for delay in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Sedition Case.
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 06 Feb 2019 01:20 PM
JNU sedition case: Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday slammed the Delhi Police for delay in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Sedition Case. "Authorities can't sit on file for indefinite period," the court said. The court has given the police time till February 28 to procure the sanctions needed to prosecute former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a 2016 sedition case. The court told the police to ask the authorities concerned to expedite the sanctions.

The police have told the court that the sanctions are pending with the Delhi government and are expected in a matter of days. Requisite sanctions to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others in sedition case yet to be procured, Delhi Police told the trial court today.

The court had earlier questioned Delhi Police for filing a chargesheet against Kumar and others without procuring the requisite sanctions and granted time till February 6. On January 14, police filed the chargesheet against Kumar and former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in a city court. It said Kumar was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans during an event in the varsity on February 9, 2016, to mark the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.

(With inputs from PTI)

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