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JNU sedition case: Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and eight others to face trial, summoned on March 15


A Delhi Courtroom has taken cognizance of a cost sheet filed by the Delhi Police in 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) sedition case, through which Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and eight others are the accused. They’ve now been summoned on March 15.

Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Pankaj Sharma on Monday took cognisance of the offences — 124A (sedition), 323 (voluntarily inflicting harm), 465 (forgery), 471 (utilizing solid doc), 143 (punishment for illegal meeting), 149 (member of illegal meeting), 147 (rioting) and 120B (legal conspiracy).

“After cautious perusal of the cost sheet and consideration of the fabric, all of the accused individuals talked about herein above are summoned to face trial for the offence. Accused individuals be summoned for 15.03.2021,” the choose said within the order.

Cognisance has been taken precisely one yr after the Delhi authorities granted sanction to the Delhi Police to prosecute the accused, on February 27, 2020.

Moreover Kanhaiya and Umar, others embrace Anirban Bhattacharya, Kashmiri college students Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain Gattoo, Muneeb Hussain Gattoo, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Khalid Bashir Bhat and Basharat Ali.

The 1,200-page cost sheet named these accused and states that the Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL) retrieved the SMS despatched by Umar Khalid to Kanhaiya Kumar to reach at Sabarmati Dhaba, JNU, as their permission (to carry the protest) had been cancelled by the College administration.

The ultimate pages of the cost sheet additionally verify the presence of Kashmiri college students throughout the protest and that they have been involved with Umar Khalid.

On February 9, 2016, “anti-national” slogans have been allegedly raised on the Jawaharlal Nehru College campus throughout a programme referred to as to protest in opposition to the execution of Parliament assault convict Afzal Guru on his loss of life anniversary.

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