JNU sedition case: Delhi govt gives nod to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar

Last Updated: Saturday, 29 February 2020 (10:38 IST)
New Delhi: Delhi government gave its permission to prosecute former JNUSU president in a sedition case that way backs to 2016.

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He is accused of leading a procession that chanted during an on-campus event on February 9, 2016.
 
Delhi police had filed a charge-sheet in the court against Kanhaiya and several others on January 14, last year and simultaneously requested the Delhi government for prosecution sanction.
 
According to law, a court cannot take cognisance of the police charge-sheet, particularly in the offences like sedition, waging war against the governement etc without sanction from the Home department.
 
Delhi’s Home Department comes under Cabinet Minister Satyendra Jain where the file was pending from past 1 year. (UNI)