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JNU sedition case: Court grants two months to police to get sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar

The Delhi High Court had last week disposed of a plea seeking directions to Delhi government to grant immediate sanction to proceed with the trial against the accused. 

Published: 11th December 2019 02:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2019 05:19 PM   |  A+A-

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The Delhi police had filed a charge sheet against Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya. (Photo | PTI File)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A court here granted two more months to the Delhi Police on Wednesday to get the requisite sanctions to prosecute former JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak directed the police to get the requisite nod by February 19, the next date of hearing.

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The court passed the directions after the police submitted that it was yet to receive the sanctions as the file was pending with the Delhi government's home department.

On January 14, the police had filed a chargesheet in the court against Kumar and others, including former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, saying they were leading a procession and supported the seditious slogans raised on the campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

The court had earlier directed the police to ask the authorities concerned to expedite the process, while granting it three weeks to secure the sanction needed to prosecute Kumar and the other accused in the case.

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