Delhi Government Seeking Legal Opinion On JNU ‘Sedition’ Chargesheet

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The chargesheet filed by Delhi police in the JNU ‘sedition’ case appears to have run into a roadblock as the Delhi government is yet to give its sanction for prosecution.¬†Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others have been accused in the case. Delhi government sources said that there are certain rules for sanction of prosecution and they have to be followed.

The police has invoked section 124A of IPC relating to the charge of sedition against Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others.

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The Delhi Government is yet to take a call and is seeking legal opinion on the request for prosecution sanction. The rule for prosecution allow three months time to the government for sanctioning it. However, Delhi police took three years to file the chargesheet.The Delhi Police had filed the chargesheet in the court on January 14, saying sanction for prosecution was pending before the government.

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However,if the government denies sanction,which is unlikely to happen, the trial won’t get initiated and the police will ask the court for necessary instructions.

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‚ÄúIn this matter, the final call will anyway be taken by the LG after the home department gives or denies sanction. So, the police will get the sanction sooner or later,” said a top official.

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