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. The 2016 case pertains to allegations that anti-national slogans were raised at an event organised by Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus after the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru. The registration of the case and their subsequent arrest had triggered a huge controversy with the opposition slamming police for “working at the behest of the ruling BJP”.
The Delhi Police also charged former students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during an event organised on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on February 9, 2016 to commemorate the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.
A case was registered on February 11, 2016 under Sections of 124 A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC against unknown persons at Vasant Kunj (North) police station following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and the ABVP.
“If the news is true that a charge sheet has been filed, I would like to thank police and Modiji. The filing of charge sheet after 3 years, ahead of elections clearly shows it to be politically motivated. I trust the judiciary of my country,” Kumar said.