Delhi HC asks Delhi Police to file Status Report in the case of Kanhaiya Kumar

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New Delhi: Today, on 23rd day of February, the honourable High Court of Delhi requires the Delhi Police to file a Status Report of their investigation in the case of Sedition, in which the JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was booked. The directions were issued for submitting status report by the High Court of Delhi, in connection with case preferred by the said JNUSU President- Kanhaiya Kumar where he sought the Bail and also sought to challenge his arrest in the matter.

Moreover, it is also notable that the issue against Kanhaiya was brought up when, he has allegedly raised slogans against the decision hanging of Parliament attack convict- Afzal Guru. The case of bail plea is now dealing by the High Court Justice- Pratibha Rani’s Bench. And notably, the concerned bail plea is also opposed by the Delhi Police. The panel of the Supreme Court which has visited the Patiala House Court, was represented by senior Advocate- Kapil Sibal and also the JNUSU President- Kanhaiya Kumar was represented by the advocate- Rebecca John.

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However, while the brief hearing the Court decided not to hear the plea of Bail without there is available status report from the Police. As such by adjourning the hearing for Wednesday, the Court has directed the Police officials to file the Status Report in the morning of the Wednesday. For hearing in the issue, where representing the Police in the High Court, there was also seen an altercation between the Delhi Government and Delhi Police lawyers. Moreover, it was also seen in the High Court premises that the security was beefed for avoiding the further violence which was seen in the Patiala House Court twice in the last week.

In the hearing time of the Court, at 10.30 am, the Justice- Pratibha Rani asked the Additional Solicitor General- ASG that, “are you filing the Status report?”, however, as the ASG was appearing for opposing the bail application, he told the bench that the Status report will be filed in the sealed cover, as the concerned bail plea is pre- charge sheet one, and as such status report cannot be shown to the accused.

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Adv. Faim Khalilkhan Pathan