In a new development to the JNU sedition case, on Saturday a Delhi Court slammed Delhi Police for filing charge sheet without approval of the legal department.
On January 14, Delhi Police had slapped Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and nine others with sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans on February 9, 2016. The 10 are accused of carrying out an event at the JNU campus following the hanging of the master behind Parliament-attack of 2001, Afzal Guru.
The police had submitted a 1200-page length chargesheet to the Patiala House court.
“If the news is true that a charge sheet has been filed, I would like to thank police and Modi ji. The filing of charge sheet after three years, ahead of elections, clearly shows it to be politically motivated. I trust the judiciary of my country”, Kumar had said in reaction to the charge sheet.
Earlier, last week, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik had termed the investigation complex, saying that the team had to visit other states for taking statements.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has said that they will get sanction approval in 10 days.