JNU sedition case: Police filed charge sheet secretly, in hasty manner, Delhi govt tells court
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday told a court here that the police filed the charge sheet in the 2016 JNU sedition case in a "hasty" and "secretive manner" and that it will take over a month to decide whether to grant sanction to prosecute former JNU student's union president Kanhaiya Kumar in the case.
The AAP government made the submission to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat
It accused the police of filing the charge sheet secretly and in a hasty manner without obtaining the required sanction from the competent authority.
The court had earlier directed the state government to file a "proper reply", citing a definite time-frame.
DCP of Special Cell of Delhi Police, Pramod Kushwaha, had told the court that the agency has already sent a request to the Delhi government seeking sanction and added sanction was an
administrative action and the charge sheet can be filed without that.