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JNU sedition case: Kanhaiya Kumar, others summoned on March 15; Delhi court takes cognisance of chargesheet

The court here has taken cognisance of a chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar and 9 others in the 2016 sedition case and summoned them on March 15.
 

JNU sedition case: Kanhaiya Kumar, others summoned on March 15; Delhi court takes cognisance of chargesheet-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Feb 16, 2021, 12:26 PM IST
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New Delhi: Five years later, Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and others who had faced sedition charges for a 2016 event on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus will be facing trial and have been summoned by a Delhi court.

The court here has taken cognisance of a chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar and 9 others in the 2016 sedition case and summoned them on March 15.

The police chargesheet has claimed that Kumar and others led the procession in which “seditious” slogans were chanted. Other accused include Anirban Bhattacharya, Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain Gattoo, Muneeb Hussain Gattoo, Umar Gul, Rayees Rasool, Basharat Ali and Khalid Bashir Bhatt.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Pankaj Sharma on Monday took the cognisance of the final report almost a year after the Delhi Police has received requisite sanctions to prosecute the accused in the case.

The chargesheet has named students for allegedly raising “anti-national” slogans at the JNU campus on February 2, 2016. They are booked for commission of offences under Sections 124A,143, 465, 471,147,149,120B and 323 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

"After careful perusal of the charge-sheet and consideration of the material, all the accused persons mentioned herein above are summoned to face trial for the offence under section 124A/323/465/471/143/147/149/120B of IPC. Accused persons be summoned through investigating officer for March 15. Copy of this order be also sent to all the parties through email/Whatsapp," the judge said.

Kanhaiya was granted interim bail by the Delhi High Court in the matter in March 2016, almost three weeks after being arrested on charges of sedition. Soon after, an Additional Sessions Judge granted interim bail to Khalid and Bhattacharya in the case.

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