Delhi Police sanctioned to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case

Kumar is accused of supporting seditious slogans during an event in JNU campus on February 9, 2016

Kanhaiya Kumar
Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on February 12, 2016 in connection with alleged raising of seditious slogans at the JNU campus | PTI File

Delhi Police has received the state government’s nod for prosecuting former JNUSU president and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar and two others in connection with a 2016 sedition case, reported news agency PTI on Friday (February 28).

On January 14 last year, police had filed a charge sheet against Kumar and others, including former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

Kumar and the other student union leaders were accused of supporting seditious and ‘anti-India’ slogans during an event in the JNU campus on February 9, 2016. Kumar was arrested on February 12.

In the parliamentary elections held last year, Kumar had contested unsuccessfully against BJP’s Giriraj Singh from Bihar’s Begusarai constituency.

(With inputs from agencies)

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