The court, in which the charge sheet was filed against JNU students’ union Kanhaiya Kumar and his other colleagues, criticised the Delhi Police for filing the charge sheet without getting approval from the Delhi Government.
While hearing the case, the court rebuked the Delhi Police and said, “You don't have approval from the legal department, why did you file the charge sheet without approval?"
The police, then, was granted a time till 6th of February to procure requisite sanctions by the Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat. After court’s strict words, Delhi police asked for 10 days to get the approval by Delhi Government.
A 1,200 pages charge sheet was filed by the Delhi Police on Monday against Kanhaiya for raising anti-national slogans in JNU campus in February 2016, i.e. exactly three years ago.
JNU sedition case: Delhi Court asks Police 'You don't have approval from legal department, why did you file chargesheet without approval?' Delhi Police says will get sanction approval in 10 days
Along with Kumar, many names are included in the charge sheet. Such as Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat and Basharat. Most of the students are from JNU, while some are from Jamia University, Aligarh Muslim University and even from Jammu and Kashmir.
The police said that it has enough evidence against Kanhaiya and his friends. But a number of student’s names are included in the charge sheet without any pieces of evidence. Such as that of Shehla Rasheed.
The event held in JNU was alleged to be a pro-Afzal guru. Home Minister even went to the edge where he said that these students are backed by terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
In a show aired after the filing of the charge sheet, Kanhaiya said, “When the magisterial inquiry was done, it was concluded that no JNU student was involved. I want to say, the police have filed a charge sheet after three years. We thank them.
The filing of charge sheet after three years, ahead of elections, clearly shows it to be politically motivated. I trust the judiciary of my country.”