After five years, a Delhi court has summoned previous JNUSU and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar, and nine others, including as of now imprisoned Umar Khalid, on March 15 out of a 2016 affirmed subversion case recorded by the Delhi Police.
Kumar, who was a key Opposition Mahagathbandhan campaigner in the Bihar elections a year ago and drew enormous groups, has been denounced by the Delhi Police in its chargesheet of driving a parade and of supporting “rebellious trademarks” brought up in the Jawaharlal Nehru University grounds on February 9, 2016, during an occasion to check the third commemoration of the hanging of Parliament assault convict, Afzal Guru, according to a report in the Indian Express.
After entry of five years, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Patiala House Courts) Pankaj Sharma on Monday, while taking cognisance of the chargesheet against Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain Gattoo, Muneeb Hussain Gattoo, Umar Gul, Rayees Rasool, Basharat Ali and Khalid Bashir Bhatt, said, “The authorization to arraign denounced people has just been recorded by the Home Department, GNCT [Delhi government], dated February 27, 2020. After cautious examination of the chargesheet and thought of the material, all the blamed people are summoned to confront preliminary and they have been summoned through examination official for March 15, 2021,” revealed the Indian Express.
According to media reports in 2016, the police was additionally expected to be searching for five ‘concealed men’ supposedly shown yelling “rebellious” mottos in an implied video, however these men remain untraced till date.
Kumar, Khalid and Bhattacharya are on the whole previous JNU understudies, while the other seven denounced and chargesheeted are Kashmiri understudies, some of whom were then concentrating in JNU, Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia.
“After cautious scrutiny of the charge-sheet and thought of the material, all the denounced people referenced in this above are summoned to confront preliminary for the offense under area 124A/323/465/471/143/147/149/120B of IPC. Blamed people be summoned through exploring official for March 15. Duplicate of this request be likewise shipped off all the gatherings through email/Whatsapp,” the appointed authority said in a web based hearing, as per PTI.
The blamed have been accused of offenses under areas 124A (dissidence), 323 (discipline for intentionally causing hurt), 471 (utilizing as real a manufactured archive or electronic record), 143 (discipline for being an individual from an unlawful gathering), 149 (being an individual from an unlawful get together), 147 (discipline for revolting) and 120B (criminal connivance) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
As numerous as 36 others, including Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja’s girl Aprajita, Shehla Rashid (at that point bad habit JNUSU president), Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Banojyotsna Lahiri, all previous understudies of JNU, have been named in segment 12 of the charge sheet because of lacking proof against them.
The greatest discipline for dissidence is life detainment.
The case had been enrolled on February 11, 2016 under areas 124A and 120B of the IPC against unidentified individuals at the Vasant Kunj (north) Police Station, following grumblings from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maheish Girri and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the understudy wing of the ashtray Swayamsevak Sangh.