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Delhi Police files chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The filed a chargesheet on Monday against former Students' Union (JNUSU) and others in a case lodged in 2016.

The police also charged former JNU students and for allegedly shouting anti-slogans during an event on the university campus on February 9, 2016 to commemorate the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind

The others chargesheeted in the case are Kashmiri students Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, and

As many as 36 others, including Communist Party of (CPI) D Raja's daughter Aprajita, (then of the JNUSU), Rama Naga, and have been named in column 12 of the chargesheet due to insufficient evidence against them, police sources said.

put up the chargesheet for consideration before a competent court on Tuesday.

The accused have been charged with offences under sections 124A (sedition), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 465 (punishment for forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 143 (punishment for being a member of an unlawful assembly), 149 (being a member of an unlawful assembly), 147 (punishment for rioting) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The chargesheet also contains CCTV footage, mobile footage and documentary evidence.

The police has alleged that Kumar had incited the mob to shout anti-slogans.

A case was registered on February 11, 2016 under sections 124A and 120B of the IPC against unidentified persons at the Vasant Kunj (North) police station, following complaints from and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

The said event had taken place despite the university administration cancelling the permission, following a complaint from the ABVP, which had termed it as "anti-national".

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 16:00 IST