The Delhi Police on Saturday made a shocking revelation in front of the Patiala House Court in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case, informing the judges that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government has not given cops the sanction on the chargesheet.
In the court, the judge, while hearing the case, pulled up the Delhi Police for going ahead with the chargesheet without getting the nod of the state government. Though, the cops informed the court that they had forwarded the chargesheet to the government on January 10 and the GNCT received it on January 14, but there has been no response till date.
Almost three years after the events unfolded at the JNU, following the hanging of Afzal Guru for his role in the 2001 Parliament attack, the Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against 10 people including former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU student Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans.
A further 36 people, including Shehla Rashid and Aparajita, daughter of D Raja, were named in the Column 12, which means the cops find them as accused but without strong evidence against them.
The cops filed charges against all the accused under the following sections: 124A (sedition), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 465 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine, forged document), 143 (unlawful assembly), 149 (unlawful assembly with common object), 147 (rioting), 120B (criminal conspiracy).
It was concluded that the video footage from the JNU campus was genuine and it is on the basis of this footage, which has been forensically authenticated by the CSFL, as well as statements from students and security guards, that those accused have been chargesheeted. Ten witnesses served as eye-witnesses.
Following were the slogans allegedly raised by those present in JNU in 2016: