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Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khaild will be charged soon in sedition case: Delhi Police chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Police will soon file a charge sheet in the case against former JNU students' union and other activists, including and Anirban Bhattacharya, Police Amulya said Wednesday.

Kumar, Khalid and Bhattacharya were arrested in 2016 in a case for allegedly organising an event in campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind The arrests had triggered a huge controversy with the opposition slamming the police for "working at the behest of the ruling BJP".

"The case is in stage of finalisation. The investigation was complex as the team also had to visit other states for taking statements. The charge sheet will be filed soon," said.

The controversial event at the JNU had sparked an outrage after allegations were made that anti-national slogans were raised.

The arrest of Kumar catapulted him to national fame and resulted in protests across the country.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 22:36 IST