Court docket adjourns listening to in JNU sedetion case because of pendency of sanctions

New Delhi: A Delhi court docket on Wednesday adjourned until April 3, the listening to within the Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) sedition case, during which Kanhaiya Kumar is an accused, as Delhi executive is but to grant the needful sanctions within the topic.

Leader Metropolitan Justice of the Peace (CMM) Purshottam Pathak adjourned the topic after investigating officer knowledgeable the court docket that the document in regards to the grant of sanctions continues to be pending with the House Division of Delhi executive and that there have not been any longer updates.


Patiala Space Court docket additionally requested the Delhi executive to document a standing document within the topic and requested Delhi Police to ship some other reminder to the Govt of NCT as no sanction had been granted but.

Previous, the topic was once additionally adjourned after the general public prosecutor had knowledgeable the court docket that the sanction of charge-sheet was once nonetheless pending and the house division had no longer given the sanction.

Within the charge-sheet filed in a court docket in January this 12 months, Delhi Police had stated that former JNU scholars’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others, together with former JNU scholars Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, led a procession and raised anti-national slogans within the college campus throughout an tournament on February 9, 2016.

It stated that there have been video footages by which Kanhaiya Kumar is “observed main the scholars who have been “elevating anti-national slogans” and that he were recognized via the witnesses within the movies.

“The positioning of cell phone on the position of incidence” was once additionally cited as proof in opposition to Kumar within the 1200-page charge-sheet.

As a part of different proof, the police stated the Forensic Science Laboratory had retrieved an SMS despatched via Khalid to Kumar, asking him to “arrive at Sabarmati Dhaba, JNU, as their permission were cancelled via the JNU management.”

Beneath the Code of Prison Process (CrPC), the court docket can’t take cognizance of the police payment sheet with out sanction from the house division of the involved state.

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