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JNU sedition case: As Delhi HC pulls up Delhi govt for delaying probe report, CM Kejriwal says, 'Delhi Police's stance is suspicious'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 February 2019, 14:00 IST
Kanhaiya Kumar

As Delhi High Court rapped Aam Aadmi Party’s government for sitting over the JNU sedition case files, CM Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that the roles of Delhi Police is ‘suspicious’ as they took over 3 years to file the chargesheet

Yesterday, the Delhi High Court made it clear that the Delhi government cannot sit over the file indefinitely and the case needs to be heard as early as possible. The court held that “Ask the authorities concerned to expedite the matter. They can’t sit on file for an indefinite period.”

Today, Delhi CM was questioned about the case and he clearly said that the role of Delhi Police is suspicious and their stance seems to be on the side of political vendetta.

Kejriwal said, “The case is being studied by the government Police took three years to file the chargesheet and filed it without permission ahead of elections so it raises many questions.”

As the Delhi Police filed the chargesheet without prior permission, the Delhi High Court rapped up the department stating that “Why did you file (the charge sheet) without approval? You don’t have a legal department.”

The case pertains to the former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, student leader Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are accused of raising anti-India slogans at an event in JNU on February 9, 2016 wherein they were commemorating the 3rd death anniversary 2001 Parliament attacks convict Afzal Guru as they feel that capital punishment must be abolished.

The debate of nationalism and anti-national had begun in the nation and the media was divided into clear two halves.

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First published: 7 February 2019, 14:00 IST
 
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