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Charge sheet in JNU sedition case before LS polls raises several questions: Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Thursday said the charge sheet filed by the in the JNU case right before the Lok Sabha elections raises several questions and it needs to be "legally studied" by the

Kejriwal said the police took three years to file in a court the charge sheet in connection with the case against former (JNUSU) and nine others.

Last month, the court had questioned the police for filing the charge sheet involving Kanhaiya and others without procuring the required sanction from authorities.

On Wednesday, the court asked the to expedite the process of granting requisite sanction for prosecution in the case.

"The government is currently studying the charge sheet. It took three years to file a charge sheet...The police filed it without the government's nod, and also right before the elections, which raises several questions. There is a need to legally study it (the charge sheet)," Kejriwal told reporters when asked about his government's stance on the issue.

According to the charge sheet, Kumar was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the during an event on February 9, 2016.

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

The event had taken place despite the university administration cancelling permission, following a complaint from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which had termed it "anti-national".

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 16:45 IST