In a setback to Delhi police, a Delhi court today almost rejected to accept the 1200-page chargesheet submitted earlier on Monday this week, against JNU Students’ Union former president Kanhaiya Kumar and others, with regard to three-year-old sedition charges.
The court rapped the Delhi Police on the knuckles for filing a chargesheet without approval of the legal department. “’You don’t have approval from legal department, why did you file chargesheet without approval?” the court asked.
Delhi Police told the court that it will get approval in 10 days. The court fixes the matter for February 6 and asked the Delhi Police to get required sanction approval by then.
On January 14, the Delhi Police charged Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, with sedition three years after they allegedly raised “anti-India” slogans at an event at the university.
The chargesheet was related to an event in JNU that was held on February 9, 2016 to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.