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JNU Sedition Case: Delhi Police Files Chargesheet Against Kanhaiya, 2 Others

JNU Sedition Case: Delhi Police Files Chargesheet Against Kanhaiya, 2 Others
The Delhi Police on January 14, 2018, submitted its chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharyain the Patiala House Courts in a case pertaining to the alleged “Anti-National” sloganeering at the event in 2016 against hanging of parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru.

The chargesheet, filed before Metropolitan MagistrateSumeet Anand, has charged the three accused for offences punishable under Sections 124A, 143, 147, 149, 120B and 323 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

Delhi Police claims to have based its finding on the basis of documentary evidence, CCTV footage, and eye-witness accounts of approximately 90 persons.

Apart from the three then JNU students, the police have chargesheeted Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rasool, Bashir Bhat and Basharat. They are all from Kashmir.

The Delhi Police have also mentioned 36 others in the chargesheet, without naming them as an accused due to lack of evidence.

The chargesheet will be considered by the court today i.e., January 15, 2019.


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