March 15, 2021 12:00 pm
The court directed the police to give copies of chargesheet to the accused and posted the matter for April 7. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Pankaj Sharma also granted bail to seven accused who were not arrested in the case earlier.
February 28, 2020 9:47 pm
The police had claimed in the chargesheet that Kumar was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the campus during an event on February 9, 2016.
February 19, 2020 1:12 pm
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 GNCTD.
September 19, 2019 2:40 am
The Indian Express had earlier reported that the Delhi government has decided to turn down the Delhi Police request to prosecute Kanhaiya and others, after the home department took a view that the February 9, 2016, event inside the JNU campus does not amount to sedition against the state.
September 18, 2019 7:29 pm
"The time which is being taken to finalise the issue of sanction or otherwise has caused wasted of judicial time as the case had been listed and adjourned repeatedly since the filing of the charge sheet," the court said.
September 06, 2019 7:23 am
The Home Department is of the view that the activities of the accused, during an event on campus on February 9, 2016, “do not amount to sedition against the State”. The case is scheduled to come up in a city court on September 18.
July 23, 2019 5:51 pm
The court also sought a status report from the deputy commissioner of police on the issue of sanction and posted the matter for further proceedings on September 18.
July 23, 2019 1:38 am
The Home Department has been conveyed that being critical of the government and its policies do not amount to sedition, and a clampdown on unpopular views will throttle democracy in the long run.
July 19, 2019 1:56 pm
A Delhi court had granted time till July 23 to the Delhi government after its counsel had said they are looking into the matter with all seriousness, and they needed another month to finalise whether or not to accord sanction for prosecution of former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others under IPC section 124(A) (sedition).
April 09, 2019 1:28 am
The court granted time to the Delhi government after its counsel said they are looking into the matter with all seriousness, and they need one more month to finalise whether or not to accord sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others under IPC section 124(A) (sedition).