The Delhi Police on Monday filed a 1200-page chargesheet in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case, in which 10 individuals including former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU student Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya are prime accused.
Apart from the 10 prime accused, 36 others, including Shehla Rashid, have been named under the column No.12, wherein the individuals have been accused but the police doesn't have strong evidence against them.
The cops have filed the chargesheet against the prime accused under the following sections - 124 A (sedition), 323(voluntarily causing hurt), 465(forgery), 471(using as genuine, forged document) , 143(punishment for unlawful assembly), 149(unlawful assembly with common object), 147(rioting), 120B(criminal conspiracy). The chargesheet was filed at the Patiala House Court, which will hear the matter at 2 pm on Tuesday.
Out of the 10 main accused, three of them are Kanhaiya, Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya. The other seven are Kashmiris belonging to JNU/Jamia/ Aligarh Muslim University, and they have also been charged with sedition:
The cops in their chargesheet have mentioned that video footage was genuine and outsiders presence was established through mobile clip and videos. All have been chargesheeted on the basis of electronic evidence and statement of students and security guards.
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.