JNU sedition case: HC refuses to order the AAP government to grant sanctions for the prosecution of Kanhaiya Kumar
NEW DELHI: On Wednesday he refused to order the government to grant sanctions for the prosecution of the former president of the UN students union in a case of sedition.
A bank of the President of the Supreme Court, DN Patel, and Judge C Hari Shankar, said he cannot take any direction in this regard and that it is up to the Delhi government to decide according to the existing rules, policies, laws and facts of that case on whether or not the prosecution must be approved. .
The court, while disposing of the petition, said it appeared that the petitioner, former BJP MLA Nand Kishor Garg, had some personal interest in the FIR.
The reason has requested the issuance of guidelines for the rapid elimination of criminal cases of a serious nature in which there are influential persons as defendants.
About this, the court said it sees no reason to tell the government to comply with these guidelines beyond existing law.
He said there is an adequate number of sentences handed down by the various courts on this.
The petition, filed through defender Shashank Deo Sudhi, alleged that Kumar's case highlights the unoptimistic approach of the government, since it has not been able to grant the sanction letter that is required before knowing the charge sheet.
The police, on January 14, presented a sheet of charges in court against Kumar and others, including former JNU students and Anirban Bhattacharya, saying they led a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the university campus during an event on February 9 2016