New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to file a status report by April 3 on the issue of sanctions to prosecute former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Purushottam Pathak also directed the Delhi Police to send a reminder to the city government seeking requisite sanctions to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar.
The court passed the directions after police submitted that permission to prosecute Kumar and others has not been granted yet and the letter requesting sanction is pending with the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Later the Delhi Police wrote a letter to Delhi Government Home depratemnt regarding expediting the prosecution sanction.
On January 14, the police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kanhaiya
Kumar and others, including former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, saying they were leading a procession and supported the seditious slogans raised on the campus during an event on February 9, 2016.