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LIVE UPDATES | Delhi Police To File Chargesheet In JNU Sedition Case; Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid And Shehla Rashid Likely To Be Named, Say Sources

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:
The Delhi Police is set to file a chargesheet against 35 individuals, including Shehla Rashid, for allegedly shouting anti-national slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi in 2016
Update at 3:03 pm
6 months ago

1. 36 persons have been kept in column 12 of CS ( interrogated but not chargesheeted)
2. The daughter of D Raja namely Aparjita is also an accused but not arrested 
3. Ten people are eye witness for the incident 
4. Apart from video footage of news , more footage of the incident done by other sources have been confirmed as genuine by FSL
5. The CS was delayed due to identification of Kashmiri  accused
6. Some slogans as” Indian army par halla bol, CRPF par halla bol, RR rifles par halla bol, Afzal har ghar se niklega, lad kar lenge azadi, Bharat ko do ragda ragda, Kashmir ki azadi tak jang rahegi jari, Bharat ki barbadi tak jang rahegi jari, Sangh baji wali azadi lekar rahenge, Bharat ke is mulk ko ek jhatka aur do, banduk ke bal par le lenge azadi “ are mentioned in CS

Update at 2:53 pm:
6 months ago

Chargesheet filed, naming ten persons as main accused:

3 JNU students charged with sedition and criminal conspiracy, as per sources:

  1. Kanhaiya Kumar
  2. Umar Khalid
  3. Anirban Bhattacharya

7 Kashmiris belonging to JNU/Jamia/ Aligarh Muslim University have also been charged with sedition: 

  1. Aquib Hussain
  2. Mujeeb Hussain
  3. Muneeb Hussain
  4. Umar Gul
  5. Rayees Rasool
  6. Basharat Ali
  7. Khalid Bashir Bhat

The matter will come up for hearing on Tuesday 

Update at 2:48 pm
6 months ago

1,200-page JNU sedition case chargesheet filed by Delhi Police contains charges under sections 124A, 323, 465, 471, 143, 149, 147 and 120B

Update at 2:43 pm
6 months ago

Delhi Police files 1200-page chargesheet in JNU sedition case.

Update at 2:36 pm
6 months ago

1200 pages chargesheet along with annexures to be filed by Delhi Police. 10 people are main accused

Update at 2:21 pm
6 months ago

I don't have any information yet but of its true that chargesheet has been filed, then I would like to congratulate PM Modi that at least after 3 years, chargesheet has been filed....We will not oppose this. There is a political vendetta behind this. As they (BJP) failed in every promise, they just want to show all their colors.....This is a conspiracy. Why did they take 3 years to file it (chargesheet). They just want this conspiracy to add in Modi's rally. They are just making conspiracy to spread lies. I want a speedy trial in this case and end this case. We will cooperate in every thing. Even if they will jail us, we will not get afraid of them. They should be serious in this matter. Kanhaiya Kumar, former JNUSU president

6 months ago

Kanhaiya Kumarm Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Umar Gul (Jamia University) 
Basharat Ali (Jamia University), Raes Rasool, Khalid Bhat (JNU student) have been named as the prime accusde. 36 others have also been accused in the chargesheet under the Column No. 12

6 months ago

The Delhi Police is set to file a chargesheet against a number of individuals, including former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU student Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid for allegedly shouting anti-national slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi in 2016.

According to sources, nearly 40 people have been named in the chargesheet including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid.

If sources are to be believed, Shehla Rashid has been named in the column No.12, where she is an accused but the police don't have strong evidence against her.

Further, sources have also reported that Aparajita, daughter of CPI leader D Raja, has also been named in the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police. All the accused face sedition charges against them.

A police source close to the investigation said that the draft chargesheet has been sent to the prosecution department and legal. opinion is being taken over this. 

Sources have stated that the Delhi Police has got the CFSL report of the video footage  from JNU in which students were seen shouting anti-India slogans. The footage was sent to the CBI's CFSL which has prepared the report and sent it to the Delhi Police Special Cell. 

"We have made a few student leaders, security guards of JNU our witnesses to prove our case. We had found around 30 people suspicious, but we didn't have enough evidence to proceed against them," the source said.

On 9 February 2016, a programme was organized at the JNU premises to show anger against the hanging of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat. During the programme, students had allegedly chanted anti-India slogans. Kanhaiya Kumar and others were arrested but were later released on bail by the Delhi High Court. 

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