JNU row: Rahul, Kejriwal, Yechury, D Raja among 9 booked for sedition

The court has posted the matter for hearing on March 4.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: February 29, 2016 3:22 am
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Opposition leaders were added on Sunday to the list of those booked for sedition in connection with the JNU row, with the Saroornagar Police Station under the Cyberabad police registering cases against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, CPI MP D Raja, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, JD(U) MP K C Tyagi, and Congress leaders Ajay Maken and Anand Sharma, apart from JNU students Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid.

The XI Metropolitan Magistrate Court of L B Nagar ordered the cases to be filed on a petition by advocate S Janardhan Goud, who stated that he was disturbed by the video footage shown on Times Now and Zee News in which he heard students chanting anti-India slogans.

The cases were filed under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code. Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid are currently under arrest.

The FIR was registered as per a magisterial order under Section 153(6) of the CrPC directing police to take cognizance of the complaint, Deputy Commissioner Tafseer Iqubal said.

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“The complainant is a practising advocate at L B Nagar Court and he filed a petition informing the court about the events at JNU from February 9 allegedly organised in support of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He submitted videos in which students allegedly shouted anti-national slogans. The court took cognizance of his petition and directed police to register a complaint and investigate, which we have done today.

We will verify the proof that the advocate has submitted and take legal opinion whether we can investigate it or not because the videos submitted as proof are of JNU in New Delhi, which is beyond our jurisdiction,’’ DCP Iqubal said.

Denying any political affiliations, Goud said the videos shown on news channels had left him agitated. “I have been told that the videos are genuine and that some students really chanted slogans that they will cut the country into pieces. How can Rahul Gandhi and other leaders sit alongside such student leaders and express support to them when they chant anti-national slogans? I am a citizen of this country and I want to know what is going on at JNU and why these leaders visited the students. That is why I filed the petition.”

Reacting to the case against Rahul Gandhi, the Congress said it wouldn’t stop it from remaining “the torch-bearer against oppression and suppression” by the BJP. “Sadly, the BJP and its allies want to suppress every voice that speaks against their repressive anti-Dalit and anti-poor policies. From Rohith Vemula to Rahul Gandhi, everyone who raises an opinion against suppressing of opinion by the Modi government is branded anti-national,” chief party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

Yechury said the case had to have the government’s approval. “This is a political move by the RSS-BJP. This could not have happened without the government’s sanction. The matter will be taken up politically and legally,” the CPM leader said.

JD(U) leader Tyagi said the charge reminded him of “pre-Emergency days”. “Along with Jayaprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Chaudhary Charan Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, we have faced all these charges. This is a government with new ideology and it reminds me of pre-Emergency days,” he said.

The issue would definitely be raised in Parliament, Tyagi added. “We will fight it inside and outside Parliament.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be asked for “the definition of national and anti-national”.

with PTI, Delhi

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    Bilal
    Feb 28, 2016 at 5:02 pm
    Awesome news. Should be charged for conspiring against the country. Also National herbal case
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      Chup Randuwe
      Feb 28, 2016 at 6:29 pm
      Not about BJP or RSS. Anyone who is antinational should be punished irrespective of their political views
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        Chup Randuwe
        Feb 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm
        Rahul and kejriwal are hands in glove with antinational. They should be punished appropriately
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          What if
          Feb 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm
          Please give one way ticket to these thugs to jail. They should be punished for instigating hate politics and conspiring against the country
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            What if
            Feb 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm
            Rahul and Sonia are so corrupted that they can easily sell the country interest for saving their es
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            1. W
              What if
              Feb 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm
              Raul posing as messiah of downtrodden . What a joke ? His party has contributed to the current poor status of Dalis . The y were in power for over 60 ye
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                What if
                Feb 28, 2016 at 6:43 pm
                Where was Raul and Congress for Dalits and Muslims when they were in power for 60 years. If they really meant well, there would be no inequality in society now
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                  Jyoti
                  Feb 28, 2016 at 5:44 pm
                  Jail them and make sure they never come back in Politics. They have made a laughing stock of the nation
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                    Kasi
                    Feb 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm
                    Put the traitors behind the bar and save the nation. That Rahul is anti-national is well known by now.
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                      Mrinalini
                      Feb 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm
                      This is shocking... Its 'emergency' being imposed. The true face of the ruling fascist party out in open. Nationalism is not a prerogative of this party. Citizen of this country cannot be dictated to behave as per the 'fascist' rule book. Fuelling a 'non-issue' of JNU is way to divert attention from real issues of un-employment,economy,farmers plight, women safety. Issues which this govt had raised during election saying the previous govt was a failure on. Where are they now on these real concerns. Lay-offs is a big concern plaguing working cl. Now holding the PFs of working cl. What should the un-emplo people do. This was their savings for tougher times. But the digital world comprising of upper caste, traders, youths who yet not started working, upper middle cl n rich are least concerned about the problems being faced by Indians. Instead they are sucked into non-sensical matters. Raising emotive issues than working on practical issues plaguing the country. Clearly directed towards its vote-base of upper caste,higher middle cl and rich. This segment not directly dependent on the govt for its day-day needs. Shocking and condemnable. But bhakts will kill any dissenting voice whether in digital world or real world. Kill anyone who doesn't agree.
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                        MyTake
                        Feb 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm
                        If found guilty as leader they should get bigger punishment and barred from doing politics and their voting rights should be taken away.
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                          MyTake
                          Feb 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm
                          Good step. Those who are derailing attempts for law to take its own course should be made to explain their role. When dilly ng with law is stopped only then one can concentrate on doing something good. Keep up the good work and let then explain what is their understanding of responsibility in a democracy as leaders. Leaders doing a great harm to the insution virtually by mocking rules/law.
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                            Navneta
                            Feb 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm
                            The Con Party and Commies appear to have the following policies: 1. Supporting terrorists such as Afsal Guru and Yakub Memon, and glorifying them as heros, 2. Endanger the national security by interfering in the works of intelligence agencies and remove terrorists names from FIRs, 3. Prosecute the intelligence officials who work to capture terrorists, 4. Har the officials who take action against terror elements, 5. Instigate students and youth to raise anti national slogans and call them as "free speech", 6. Looting the country to the core through scams like 2G and Coalgate, 7. Transferring the nation properties to the party owners. 8. When not in power, block the functioning of the parliament through muscle power, 9. Instigate casteist and communal elements to indulge in anti national activities, 10. Wage war against the country through mainstream media pressutes.
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                              Pat
                              Feb 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm
                              Who is waving out to kejriwal raoul ghandy Vinci they act before the camera as if w of India has come down to see these thugs. Raoul gets a paid crowd, a woman in the crowd said they are forced to come to attend the meets and given rs 100 free bus plus standing in the hot sun.
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                                Pat
                                Feb 28, 2016 at 9:56 pm
                                Rafis son let us tell you as people of India, why Muslims have become a burden on mother earth ? If you are not grateful no free country will welcome you people. Wish you go to your motherland stan, poor Hindus are being agonized , unlike you traitors. Muslims attack from behind like cowards unlike our fearless jawans. Long live Bharat Maata.
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                                  Ram Gopal
                                  Feb 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm
                                  Hinduism and Nationalism are not the same. Declare India as Hindu state. Nathuram Gadse is the true nationalist. Vande mataram!!
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                                    Ram Gopal
                                    Feb 29, 2016 at 3:54 pm
                                    Stop nationalism. Start Hinduism. Declare India as Hindu state.
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                                      Rohit
                                      Feb 28, 2016 at 5:22 pm
                                      Great. Make an example of these parasites. These are real danger to the country
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                                        Saurabh
                                        Feb 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm
                                        Bhakts logic : if you love India with all its diversity then you are anti national,, if you love Chaddi and sanghis then you will get nationalist certificate
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                                          Saurabh
                                          Feb 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm
                                          BJP and it's ministers have became laughing stocks...
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                                            Saurabh
                                            Feb 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm
                                            Immaturity is ... BJP MLA counting condoms, photo hungry PM, Irani cutting her head, etc ...
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