Delhi police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kumar and others on January 14 for leading a procession and supporting seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.
In Begusarai, where there is little clarity on whether the CPI will be part of the RJD-led Grand Alliance and who the NDA candidate will be, Kanhaiya offers the only certainty for the state and local units of the CPI.
The judge said he will proceed with the matter if the prosecuting agency is unable to get sanction with regard to the particular offence on March 11 — for which sanction is a must from the competent authority.
The leaders who have been vocal critics of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are coming to the common platform in the run-up to the Parliamentary election due in a couple of months.
The Court has directed the Investigating Officer to ask the Delhi government to expedite the sanction decision. "Authorities cannot sit on files for an indefinite period," the court said and fixed next date of hearing on February 28.
A scuffle broke out at the Patiala House court in New Delhi on Monday afternoon after a group of about 40 lawyers present inside the court started shouting anti-JNU slogans demanding that University faculty present inside the court leave.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI) Rajan Bhagat, public relations officer of the Delhi Police, said Kanhaiya Kumar who has been booked on sedition charges, have been taken on one-day remand by the Delhi police for further investigation in the JNU unrest. He added that that Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are also facing the charges of sedition, will be confronted on Friday for investigation. He further said necessary action must be taken against the accused.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on the bail plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar to February 29. Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Shailendra Babbar informed that Kanhaiya’s remand will be sought. Reiterating similar statement, another SPP Anil Soni said the court has directed to hold Kanhaiya’s next hearing at an undisclosed location, in view of his security and safety.