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SC rejects plea on prosecution sanction in Kanhaiya Kumar's sedition case

The apex court was hearing an appeal to challenge a Delhi HC order hat too had refused to direct the Delhi government to sanction the trial in the case.

Published: 24th February 2020 01:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2020 01:22 PM   |  A+A-

Kanhaiya Kumar

Former JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar​ (File photo| PTI)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea that had sought directions to the Delhi government to sanction the prosecution of former JNU leader Kanhaiya Kumar in a 2016 sedition cases in a time-bound manner.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, said the court cannot entertain such a general prayer. The apex court was hearing an appeal filed by lawyer Shashank Deo Sudhi to challenge a Delhi High Court order that too had refused to direct the Delhi government to sanction the trial in the case.

Deo Sudhi said that while a decision on sanction of prosecution had to be given within three months, the said case was pending for more than a year with the Delhi government. The petitioner also insisted on laying down of guidelines in heinous cases and urged that the rule of law must be adhered to.

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