The Delhi Police have denied reports that a clean chit was given to JNU leader Kanhaiya Kumar in the sedition case. Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police said that the case is still under investigation and jumping to conclusions wouldn’t be appropriate here.
Dependra Pathak said, “It’s a sensitive case and under investigation and it won’t be appropriate to jump to conclusion.”
Earlier, there were reports that Delhi police have drafted the charge sheet and absolved JNUSU former president Kanhaiya Kumar from sedition charges because of the lack of evidence. The case was filed in connection with the anti-India slogans that were raised in JNU during an event on February 8 last year creating massive uproar across the national capital.
However, according to Times of India, the police in its draft charge sheet has indicted Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya with sedition. The police are also seeking a legal opinion. The police have identified nine outsiders allegedly from Kashmir in the video on the basis of which Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested for raising “anti-national” slogans. The police drafted the charge sheet on the basis of 40 video clips that were in their possession.
Umar Khalid, who shot to limelight after organising a commemorative event for Afzal Guru, is allegedly facing sedition charges after slogans bashing India were raised at the same event, which took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.