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BJP MLAs urge L-G to end AAP govt's "deliberate delay" in Kanhaiya Kumar sedition case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

legislators Friday met Baijal requesting his intervention to end the "deliberate delay" by the in granting requisite sanction to prosecute former and others in a 2016 case.

The delegation of BJP MLAs, headed by of Opposition Vijender Gupta, alleged the "delay" was causing "miscarriage of justice" in a sensitive matter.

A city court has on Wednesday asked the to expedite the process of granting the requisite sanction, saying it can't sit on the file indefinitely. It had during an earlier hearing questioned the for filing a charge sheet against Kumar and others without procuring the sanctions.

"The delegation sought urgent intervention of the L-G in the inordinate, deliberate and planned delay by in withholding sanction for filing charge sheet by the in the case against former JNUSU and others," Gupta said in a statement.

He said the Court has rightly pointed out that no authority can sit on the file "indefinitely" and urged the L-G to exercise his special powers and call the file in the matter.

There seems to be a "tacit support to the accused" in the case, who were seen indulging in "anti-national activities" in the Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) campus, Gupta alleged.

On January 14, the police filed the charge sheet at a city court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

Police also charged Khalid and Bhattacharya for allegedly shouting anti-slogans during the event to mark the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 22:00 IST