Sedition case: Hold speedy trial, says Kanhaiya Kumar after Delhi govt gives nod for prosecution

Ghughuti Bulletin

NEW DELHI: Hours after the Delhi government gave permission to the city police to prosecute
Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with a 2016
sedition case, the former JNUSU president on Friday “thanked” the government for the same.

In a sarcastic post, the Left leader urged the police and government officials to take the case “seriously” to ensure justice in a court of law instead of a “trial on television.”

“Thank you Delhi government for granting permission in the sedition case.
Delhi Police and government officials are requested to take this case seriously, speedy trial must be held in a fast track court and justice is ensured in the court of law instead of TV’s ‘court’. Satyameva Jayate,” he said in a
tweet in Hindi.

“There is a need for speedy action and fast track courts in sedition cases so that the country gets to know how this law has been misused for political gains and to divert people from basic issues,” he said in another tweet.

Earlier today, the Delhi government has given a go-ahead to the city police to prosecute
Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others, including
Umar Khalid and
Anirban Bhattacharya in connection with a four-year-old sedition case.

The sanction was granted by the Delhi government on February 20.

AAP MLA and spokesperson Raghav Chadha said the law department of the Delhi government has given its opinion on this matter to the Home Department after due diligence.

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari welcomed the development, but said the Kejriwal government perhaps gave the approval in view of the “current political situation”.

On January 14, the police had filed a charge-sheet against
Kanhaiya and others. The police had said the accused led a procession and had supported the seditious slogans allegedly raised on the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

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