Court asks Delhi govt to submit status report on JNU sedition case by April 4
A Delhi court on Wednesday directed the Aam Aadmi Party government to file a status report till April 3 on the issue of sanctions to prosecute former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak also directed the Delhi police to send a reminder to the government seeking requisite sanctions to prosecute Kumar.
The court passed the directions after police submitted that permission to prosecute Kumar and others has not been granted yet and the letter requesting sanction is pending with Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD).
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.