Today, a Delhi Court has pulled up the Delhi Police over non-appearance of DCP, who has asked to lodged report in 2016 JNU sedition case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat has issued a fresh summons to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) concerned over the sedition case.

Earlier, the Delhi Police had told the court that authorities were yet to give sanctions for requisite to prosecute ex-JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and other convicts in the case, and it would take 2-3 months to acquire the sanctions.

On January 14, Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet in the top court against Mr. Kumar and other students, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans, which were raised in JNU campus during an event on February 2016.

The Delhi Court has also asked for a report from the DCP, who is assigned to the case.

Earlier, the court had directed the state police to ask the concerned authorities to expedite the process while granting three weeks to obtain the sanctions required to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and other convicts, including ex-JNU students Anirban Bhattacharya, and Umar Khalid, in the case.

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