JNU sedition case: Police asks 30 students to join probe

The police has asked 30 students of JNU involving Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya to join the probe.

The Delhi Police Special Cell has asked 30 students of Jawaharlal Nehru University to join the probe in the sedition case of last year. The students have been given three days time - April 27,28,29 and have been asked to be present at Admin block, JNU from 12 noon afterwards.

The police has asked 30 students involving Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya to join the probe.

The Patiala House Court in August last year had granted bail to JNU Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and two other students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in a case of sedition. The Delhi High Court in September last year extended the interim relief to Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who have been charged with sedition

Investigating officers have been told to complete the recording of statements within 3 days. In January, a final report/draft chargesheet was prepared and given to the commissioner of police. Officers had then said the CP will give a go ahead to file the chargesheet. Since it is a case of sedition, a prior approval of LG's office is required.

The draft report said that there was enough evidence to prosecute Umar Khalid and Anirban for sedition. And identified nine "outsiders" who raised anti-India slogans.

A copy of the notice given by the Delhi Police has been sent earlier. Addressed to the JNU Vice-Chancellor, it has asked the students to be present in the administrative block for deposition.

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