JNU sedition case: Court grants two months to police to get sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya

A Delhi court granted two more months to the Delhi Police today to get the requisite sanctions to prosecute former JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak directed the police to get the requisite nod by 19th of February, the next date of hearing.

The court passed the directions after the police submitted that it was yet to receive the sanctions as the file was pending with the Delhi Government’s Home Department.

On January 14, the police had filed a charge-sheet in the court against Kanhaiya Kumar and others, saying they were leading a procession and supported the seditious slogans raised on the campus during an event on 9th of February 2016.

The court had earlier directed the police to ask the authorities concerned to expedite the process, while granting it three weeks to secure the sanction needed to prosecute Kumar and the other accused in the case.

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