Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Pankaj Sharma on Monday took the cognisance of the ultimate report virtually a 12 months after the Delhi Police has acquired requisite sanctions to prosecute the accused within the case.
Kumar and others, together with former JNU college students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, have been accused of elevating anti-India slogans.
The different seven accused chargesheeted within the case are Kashmiri college students Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat and Basharat, some of them have been then finding out in JNU, Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia.
“Chargesheet alongwith paperwork perused. The Court hereby takes cognizance of offence beneath part 124 A/323/465/471/143/147/149/120B IPC. The sanction to prosecute the aforementioned accused individuals has already been filed by Home Department, GNCT vide order dated February 27, 2020,” the decide stated in a web-based listening to.
“After cautious perusal of the charge-sheet and consideration of the fabric, all of the accused individuals talked about herein above are summoned to face trial for the offence beneath part 124A/323/465/471/143/147/149/120B of IPC. Accused individuals be summoned via investigating officer for March 15. Copy of this order be additionally despatched to all of the events via electronic mail/Whatsapp,” the decide stated.
The accused have been charged with offences beneath sections 124A (sedition), 323 (punishment for voluntarily inflicting damage), 471 (utilizing as real a cast doc or digital file), 143 (punishment for being a member of an illegal meeting), 149 (being a member of an illegal meeting), 147 (punishment for rioting) and 120B (legal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
As many as 36 others, together with Communist Party of India (CPI) chief D Raja’s daughter Aprajita, Shehla Rashid (then vice-JNUSU president), Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Banojyotsna Lahiri, all former college students of JNU, have been named in column 12 of the cost sheet attributable to inadequate proof against them.
The most punishment for sedition is life imprisonment.
A case was registered on February 11, 2016 beneath sections 124A and 120B of the IPC against unidentified folks on the Vasant Kunj (north) Police Station, following complaints from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maheish Girri and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the coed wing of the RSS.