Court asks Delhi Police to get Delhi govt to expeditiously provide sanction for JNU case chargesheet; says 'govt can't stop the file'. Next hearing on Feb 28
JNU matter hearing begins:
Investigating Officer :
We have not got sanction from Delhi government as of now. we are waiting. We will get it.
How much time?
Top sources have revealed to Republic TV and Republic Bharat the strategy of the Delhi Police pertaining to the 1,200-page JNU sedition case chargesheet filed against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and eight others as main accused.
While the Patiala House court had earlier declined to take cognisance of the chargesheet - with the Delhi government not giving its sanction - the police is likely to now attempt a new strategy in its efforts.
As per inputs, if the Delhi Police fails to get a sanction for 124 A (sedition) from the state government, they will urge the court during the Wednesday hearing to take cognisance on the chargesheet of the other sections leaving the sedition charge aside for the time being..
In that case, the Patiala High Court may start trial on sections 323/465/471/143/147/149 and 120-B of the IPC.
"Our main case is on Sedition but if we are not getting the sanction from the state government, we will urge the court to take cognisance of the chargesheet on other sections, trial will start and in the meantime we will try to get a sanction," a top Delhi police official said on the condition of anonymity
The legal department of the Arvind Kejriwal's government has been declining to provide sanction for the sedition chargesheet.
Earlier, Republic Bharat had accessed videos that are a part of the probe, that show the anti-India slogans that had been hurled. The videos include the 'tukde tukde' slogans raised in February 2016 at a pro-Afzal Guru protest at the public institution.
The slogans were:
Chargesheet filed, naming ten persons as main accused:
3 JNU students charged with sedition and criminal conspiracy, as per sources:
7 Kashmiris belonging to JNU/Jamia/ Aligarh Muslim University have also been charged with sedition: