Delhi Police to soon charge Kanhaiya, Umar in sedition case
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police is in the process of finalising its charge sheet in the sedition case against former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and other activists, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, police sources said. Kumar, Khalid and Bhattacharya were arrested in 2016 on charges of sedition for allegedly organising an event in JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru. The arrests had triggered a huge controversy with the opposition slamming the police for "working at the behest of ruling BJP".
"The charge sheet is in the process of being finalised and is likely to be filed soon. The names of eight Kashmiri students also figures in the draft charge sheet," said a police officer, requesting anonymity.