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JNU Sedition Case: Chargesheet Filed Against Kanhaiya Kumar And 9 Others
The Cops said that they have evidence to proceed against former JNU Students' Union leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and seven others
JNU Sedition Case: Chargesheet Filed Against Kanhaiya Kumar And 9 Others (file image)
New Delhi: Today, a chargesheet was filed against the former student union leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and eight others for allegedly holding an "anti-national" event at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi in February 2016.
The cops said that they have evidence to proceed against Jawaharlal Nehru University's former Students' Union leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and seven students from Jammu and Kashmir.
They have been accussed of organising an event on the college campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru. Their arrests then had triggered a huge controversy with the opposition slamming the police for "working at the behest of the ruling BJP".
Kanhaiya Kumar, reacted to a 1,200-page chargesheet and said that it is "politically motivated". "If the news is true that a chargesheet has been filed, I would like to thank police and Modi ji. The filing of chargesheet after three years, ahead of elections, clearly shows it to be politically motivated. I trust the judiciary of my country," the former student leader told news agency ANI.
There is no direct evidence against 36 other accused, including Communist Party of India leader D Raja's daughter Aprajita, but they can be summoned for questioning, said the police.
Three policemen were seen carrying the 1,200-page chargesheet, kept inside a trunk, to Patiala House Court before the police finally submitted it to the court.
The police quoted eyewitnesses and said that Kanhaiya Kumar was seen raising anti-national slogans at the event three years ago, adding they have a video that shows him speaking clearly.
Last week, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik had said, "The investigation was complex as the team also had to visit other states to take statements."