The Delhi Police said that a charge sheet will soon be filed in the notoriously famous JNU ‘sedition’ case. In the case, mainly three persons were under suspicion; Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.
According to a report by news agency PTI, Delhi Police Commissioner Amul Patnaik said, “The case is in a stage of finalisation. The investigation was complex as the team also had to visit other states for taking statements. The charge sheet will be filed soon.”
Amul Patnaik was speaking to reporters in the annual press conference of Delhi Police. It was held on Wednesday. Talking about the year passed i.e. 2018, Patnaik said, “2018 was a successful year as 11 suspected terrorists belonging to different groups were arrested over the past year.”
Delhi Police also did a presentation of the year 2018. In the presentation they showed that the lesser number of rape cases happened in the year 2018, murder cases increased by 3.25 per cent in Delhi alone. 477 murder cases were recorded last year, on the other hand, year 2017 recorded 462 murders.
Coming back to the JNU row, Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya was arrested in 2016 and accused of sedition by the Delhi police for allegedly doing nothing to prevent the alleged of raising anti-India slogans in a student rally. The rally was called to protest the 2013 hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri separatist convicted for the 2001 Indian Parliament attack.
They were later released on interim bail for lack of concrete evidence against them. Its been three years since the case has happened and Delhi Police has not yet filed the charge sheet in the sedition case.
Nationwide hate was seen against JNU left-wing students as the media raged up their voice against them. Certain nationalists elements even called for sending these students to Pakistan for their alleged sedition.