Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, others named in 1200 page chargesheet in JNU Sedition Case

They were accused of raising “anti-India slogans” during a poetry-reading gathering of students at Sabarmati Dhaba inside the JNU campus on February 9, 2016.

New Delhi, Jan 14, 2019: The Delhi Police on Monday filed a 1,200-page chargesheet into the 2016 JNU sedition case, naming former students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and student leaders Syed Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Umar Gul among others.

The Delhi Police also charged former students — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya — for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during an event organized on JNU campus on February 9, 2016, to commemorate the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.

Others charged in the case are Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayees Rassol, Bashir Bhat and Basharat.

Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Anand put up the charge sheet for consideration before a court on Tuesday. The police alleged that Kanhaiya was inciting, being part of the mob shouting anti-India slogan.

A case was registered on February 11, 2016 under Sections of 124 A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC against unknown persons at Vasant Kunj (North) police station following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and the ABVP.

The February 9, 2016, event happened despite the varsity administration having cancelled the permission following a complaint by the ABVP, who had termed it as “anti-national”.

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