Delhi Police files FIR in Kanhaiya Kumar arrest case

An FIR has been filed by the Delhi Police in the sedition case against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Here’s the full text of the FIR filed by the Delhi Police:


Meanwhile, Delhi CP BS Bassi shared a copy of Kanhaiya’s appeal on his twitter handle.

Dismissing media reports on a Delhi Police internal report not mentioning Kanhaiya Kumar as raising anti-India slogans, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Wednesday said those pointing fingers at him were ill advised.

Talking to journalists, Mr. Bassi said that they, in fact, had evidence against the JNUSU president on the basis of which he was arrestested.

Earlier in the day, a court hearing for arrested JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar descended into chaos delivered by a group of violent lawyers. On Monday, it was reporters and Mr Kumar’s supporters who were attacked. Today, the 28-year-old student, accused of sedition, was among those assaulted by the same lawyers involved in Monday’s rioting.

Immediately after attack on Kanhaiya, the Supreme Court (SC) rushed a team of lawyers with police protection to assess the situation at the court. ​

The SC then asked Delhi Police counsel Ajit Sinha to tell the Patiala House magistrate to adjourn Wednesday’s hearing and remove those present in the courtroom.

While Kanhaiya was being brought to the court, a large group of men dressed in lawyers’ robes again barged into the Patiala House court complex and allegedly beat up a journalist and a student.

As news of the violence broke, the Supreme Court rushed six senior lawyers including Kapil Sibal with police escort to the lower court to assess the conditions there.

“I am really ashamed,” said Soli Sorabjee, one of India’s most eminent lawyers about the violence, which included stones being thrown at reporters outside the court compound. “They are goons. Lawyers don’t behave this way.”

(With inputs from Agencies)


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