A Delhi court on Monday (15 February) summoned all the accused including former JNU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case, reports Indian Express.
As per the charge sheet filed by police in the case, Kanhaiya Kumar led the procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus on 9 February 2016, during an event to mark the hanging of Parliament terror attack convict Afzal Guru.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Patiala House Courts Dr Pankaj Sharma took cognisance of the charge sheet against Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain Gattoo, Muneeb Hussain Gattoo, Umar Gul, Rayees Rasool, Basharat Ali and Khalid Bashir Bhatt, and summoned them before the court on 15 March.
All the accused in the case have been charged under sections 124A (sedition), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 465 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 143, 149 (being a member of an unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
It should be noted that the Delhi Police received the sanction to prosecute Kumar and others from Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi only on 27 February last year.
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