During the course of hearing, Chief Public Prosecutor Vikas Singh informed the court that granting of sanctions can take two to three months. The court is also likely to view and consider the electronic evidence in the case, including a video of the incident.
It also rapped the Delhi government, saying it cannot sit on a file for an indefinite time. Under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the court cannot take cognisance of the police charge sheet without sanction from the home department of the state concerned.
Delhi Police has claimed to have recovered communication between Kanhaiya Kumar and his associate Umar Khalid besides video footage to suggest "evidence" that they were part of a group of students who raised anti-national slogans during a protest event organised on the campus on February 9, 2016.
In the charge sheet filed in court in January, Delhi Police had said there were videos wherein Kumar could be seen "leading the students who were raising anti-national slogans" and that he had been identified by witnesses in the videos.
"The location of mobile phone at the place of occurrence" was also cited as evidence against Kumar in the 1200-page charge sheet.
As part of other evidence, the police said the Forensic Science Laboratory had retrieved an SMS sent by Khalid to Kumar, asking him to "arrive at Sabarmati Dhaba, JNU, as their permission had been cancelled by the JNU administration.
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