JNU case: 'Why did you file charge sheet without legal approval?' Delhi court raps police 

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 19, 2019, 01:42 PM(IST)

File photo: Kanhaiya Kumar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The police responded that it will get sanction approval in 10 days. 

Delhi court asked the police why was the charge sheet, against former JNU student union leaders, filed without obtaining approval from the legal department. 

"You don't have approval from the legal department, why did you file charge sheet without approval?" the court asked Delhi Police. 

The court has asked Delhi Police to procure requisite sanctions by February 6. The police responded that it will get sanction approval in 10 days. 

On January 14, Delhi Police filed a 12-page charge sheet in connection with the 2016 JNU sedition case. 

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According to reports, the charge sheet was filed at Delhi's Patiala House Court and named former student union leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid for allegedly holding an anti-national event at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University in February 2016. 

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Eight others have also been named in the charge sheet. Anirban Bhattacharya, Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rasool, Bashir Bhat are among others named in the case.

CPI leader D Raja's daughter Aparajita Raja has also been named in the charge sheet. D Raja called the move politically motivated stating that there is nothing to prove in the case and that they will fight the case in the Court. 

"The charge sheet is politically motivated. However, we want the charges to be framed and a speedy trial in the case so that the truth comes out. We also want to see the videos that have been placed on record as evidence by the police," Kanhaiya Kumar told PTI.

(With inputs from agencies)

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