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Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar inside the JNU campus.(HT file photo)

Kanhaiya, Umar, Anirban among 10 summoned for hearing in JNU case

UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Chief metropolitan magistrate Pankaj Sharma directed the accused persons to appear before the court on March 15. The judge noted that the Delhi government has granted sanction to prosecute the accused.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Pankaj Sharma on Monday took the cognisance of the final report.(PTI PHOTO.)
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Pankaj Sharma on Monday took the cognisance of the final report.(PTI PHOTO.)

JNU sedition case: Delhi court takes cognisance of chargesheet against Kanhaiya

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Kumar and others, including former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, were accused of raising anti-India slogans.
Arvind Kejriwal says he will ask the concerned department to take a swift decision on the permission to prosecute in the JNU sedition case.(HT Photo- Mohd Zakir)
Arvind Kejriwal says he will ask the concerned department to take a swift decision on the permission to prosecute in the JNU sedition case.(HT Photo- Mohd Zakir)

He won’t ‘interfere’ but Kejriwal wants early decision on Kanhaiya’s prosecution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 06:49 PM IST
The case pertains to raising of alleged “anti-national” slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus during a protest action against the death sentence handed out to Afzal Guru, a convict in the 2002 Parliament attack case.
The BJP leader had accused the state government of “obstruction of justice” by withholding sanction. (Photo by Amal KS/HT)
The BJP leader had accused the state government of “obstruction of justice” by withholding sanction. (Photo by Amal KS/HT)

High Court refuses to order AAP govt to grant sanction in JNU sedition case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 03:31 PM IST
A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar disposed of the plea stating that the government should take action as per law. The plea was filed by BJP leader and former MLA Nand Kishore Garg.
The Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Saturday protested outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence demanding prosection sanction in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case.(Hindustan Times)
The Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Saturday protested outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence demanding prosection sanction in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case.(Hindustan Times)

JNU sedition case: BJP youth wing members protest outside CM’s residence

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:35 PM IST
On Thursday, HT had reported that the government was likely to turn down prosecution request in the matter. The case would be heard on September 18.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government is yet to arrive at a “final decision” over the sanction of prosecution in connection with the JNU sedition case.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government is yet to arrive at a “final decision” over the sanction of prosecution in connection with the JNU sedition case.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Yet to take final call: Kejriwal on JNU sedition case

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 11:29 PM IST
On Thursday, HT had reported that the Delhi government is likely to turn down the demand for prosecution sanction on the matter in the next hearing of the case, scheduled on September 18.
Kanhaiya Kumar.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Kanhaiya Kumar.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

JNU sedition case: BJP slams AAP govt for not yet sanctioning prosecution of Kanhaiya

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2019 06:40 PM IST
JNU sedition case: Members of the Delhi BJP’s Intellectual cell, led by Amit Kharkari, held a protest in front of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.
The Delhi government has not yet taken any decision on the prosecution sanction against former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.(Mohd Zakir/HT file)
The Delhi government has not yet taken any decision on the prosecution sanction against former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.(Mohd Zakir/HT file)

JNU sedition case: No decision on prosecution sanction against Kanhaiya yet, says Kejriwal

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:07 PM IST
The Delhi government has not yet taken any decision on the prosecution sanction against former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.
Kanhaiya Kumar addresses JNU students after his release in New Delhi on March 3, 2016.(HT file photo)
Kanhaiya Kumar addresses JNU students after his release in New Delhi on March 3, 2016.(HT file photo)

JNU sedition case: Delhi govt likely to refuse prosecution sanction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 10:27 PM IST
The file noting (seen by HT) showed that the Delhi government has also rapped the Delhi Police for filing an “incomplete” charge sheet in the JNU sedition case, without obtaining the mandatory sanction from the government for sedition cases.
Case was filed on Jan 14 against ex-JNU students’ union head Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others, for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans.(Hindustan Times)
Case was filed on Jan 14 against ex-JNU students’ union head Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others, for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans.(Hindustan Times)

Delhi court seeks time frame from government in JNU sedition case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Namita Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 06:17 AM IST
The court said the grant/refusal of sanction is an administrative function and it should be performed within a reasonable time so that the trial is not held up.
The Delhi Police had earlier told the court that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute Kumar and others in the case, and it would take two to three months to procure sanctions.
The Delhi Police had earlier told the court that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute Kumar and others in the case, and it would take two to three months to procure sanctions.

Delhi govt seeks month’s time to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2019 11:52 AM IST
DCP of Special Cell of Delhi Police, Pramod Kushwaha, had earlier told the court that the agency has already sent a request to the Delhi government seeking sanction and added that sanction was an administrative action and the charge sheet can be filed without that.
Ten people, including JNU students, are facing sedition charges.(HT Photo)
Ten people, including JNU students, are facing sedition charges.(HT Photo)

Difference of opinion delays government sanction in JNU case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 07:13 AM IST
In a string of communications on the file, which have been seen by HT, top officials of the two departments have repeatedly noted that the matter be placed before the “competent authority”/“sanctioning authority” for an “independent assessment”.
Government sanction not needed for charge sheet in JNU sedition case: DCP to court(Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Government sanction not needed for charge sheet in JNU sedition case: DCP to court(Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Government sanction not needed for charge sheet in JNU sedition case: DCP to court

New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 01:37 AM IST
On query, the DCP told the court that the police’s role regarding sanction is complete. Following this, chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) Deepak Sehrawat said he will now ask the Delhi government about the sanction.
In the last hearing, the court told the Delhi government not to sit on the police file seeking sanction to proceed in the case.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT file photo)
In the last hearing, the court told the Delhi government not to sit on the police file seeking sanction to proceed in the case.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT file photo)

What was the hurry, Court asks cops on chargesheet in JNU sedition case

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 06:15 PM IST
A Delhi court on Monday questioned the city police on why it filed a chargesheet in the JNU sedition case in haste without getting sanction from the state government to initiate proceedings against the accused former student leaders.
The court of chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) Deepak Sherawat also directed police to produce the alleged video evidence against the accused, which includes former JNU students’ union (JNUSU) chief Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others.(HT File Photo)
The court of chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) Deepak Sherawat also directed police to produce the alleged video evidence against the accused, which includes former JNU students’ union (JNUSU) chief Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others.(HT File Photo)

Delhi court to begin trial in JNU sedition case without govt nod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Namita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 02:19 AM IST
A Delhi court on Thursday decided to go ahead with the trial in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case after it was told the Delhi government had not decided on giving sanction in the case.
Delhi law minister Kailash Gahlot has rejected law secretary AK Mendiratta’s response in the JNU sedition case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
Delhi law minister Kailash Gahlot has rejected law secretary AK Mendiratta’s response in the JNU sedition case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)

Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot rejects law secretary’s reply in JNU sedition case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 10:49 AM IST
The three-page explanation furnished by principal law secretary AK Mendiratta was in response to a January 21 show cause notice issued to him by Delhi law minister Kailash Gahlot in connection with the JNU sedition case.
Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya (in posters) have been charged with sedition for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans at JNU in February 2016.(HT File)
Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya (in posters) have been charged with sedition for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans at JNU in February 2016.(HT File)

Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot slaps notice on law secretary in JNU sedition case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, in cases of sedition, the police have to obtain sanction from the state government before filing a charge sheet, without which the court cannot take cognisance of the document.
Delhi government sources said there are rules laid down by the court for sanction of prosecution and they will be followed.(PTI)
Delhi government sources said there are rules laid down by the court for sanction of prosecution and they will be followed.(PTI)

JNU sedition case: Delhi govt seeking legal advice to grant prosecution sanction, say sources

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 08:19 AM IST
Delhi government sources said there are rules laid down by the court for sanction of prosecution and they will be followed.
Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar (seen holding mike) and ninep others have been charged with sedition for shouting ‘anti-India slogans’ during an event in February, 2016.(PTI File)
Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar (seen holding mike) and ninep others have been charged with sedition for shouting ‘anti-India slogans’ during an event in February, 2016.(PTI File)

JNU sedition case: Ex-ABVP members allege chargesheet based on ‘doctored video’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 01:49 PM IST
Pradeep Narwal, the-then joint secretary of ABVP’s JNU unit said that the charge sheet in the sedition case is based on a “doctored video”.
File photo of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar who has been charged with sedition for raising ‘anti-India slogans’ at an event in JNU campus on Feb 9, 2016.(PTI File)
File photo of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar who has been charged with sedition for raising ‘anti-India slogans’ at an event in JNU campus on Feb 9, 2016.(PTI File)

JNU sedition case: Police claim 6 students testified against Kanhaiya Kumar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 09:20 AM IST
The police also said that the eyewitnesses had seen Kumar accompanying the procession of JNU students forming unlawful assembly and raising anti-national slogans.
File photo of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar has been charged with sedition, three years after he and others allegedly raised “anti-India” slogans at an event at the university.(Reuters File)
File photo of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar has been charged with sedition, three years after he and others allegedly raised “anti-India” slogans at an event at the university.(Reuters File)

JNU sedition case: Witnesses, videos, posters listed as evidence by Delhi police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 10:13 AM IST
A senior special cell officer said all the 10 accused persons have been named in the chargesheet on the basis of video evidence and eye-witness statements.
The Delhi Police Monday filed its chargesheet in a court against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case lodged in 2016.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The Delhi Police Monday filed its chargesheet in a court against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case lodged in 2016.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Kanhaiya Kumar charged in JNU sedition case, says it is pre-poll politics

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 11:17 PM IST
The Delhi Police Monday filed its chargesheet in a court against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case lodged in 2016.
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