Patiala House Court asks Delhi Government to take decision within one month on the issue of clearance to prosecute former JNU President Kanhaiya Kumar and others in Sedition Case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mr. Manish Khurana said, “Till date Govt of NCT of Delhi has not finalized the issue of grant of sanction or otherwise and repeated adjournments are given in this case by this court. The time which is being taken to finalise the issue of sanction or otherwise has caused wastage of Judicial Time as the case has been listed and adjourned repeatedly since the filing of the charge sheet.”
Earlier in the morning Court has been informed by DCP Special Cell in a status report in compliance with the previous order according to which Dy Secretary Home GNCT of Delhi has written a letter to Department of Prosecution (DOP), GNCT of Delhi to Inform the court Regarding the fact that the file of sanction is under consideration of Hon’ble Minister (Health) Govt of Delhi.
Court in its order said, “It is expected of Govt of Delhi that the decision regarding the sanction would be taken within one month so that further proceedings in the present case may be done. State is directed to file a report by the next Date 25/10/2019”.
On January 14 this year the Delhi Police had filed a chargesheet against former JNU President Kanhaiya Kumar, including former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya under section 124A (Sedition) and other sections of IPC for raising seditious slogans during a campaign in the University in year 2016.
-India Legal Bureau