The Delhi Police is all set to file a chargesheet against 10 people, including, former JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Anirban Bhattacharya, and Syed Umar Khalid in a sedition case.
The police report cites forensic evidence of video footage to confirm that slogans like “Bharat tere tukde honge, inshallah inshallah (Allah willing, India will be in pieces)” were raised at the university, where over 50 people had gathered nearly three years ago.
The gathering was about protesting against the capital punishment awarded by the Supreme Court to the Indian Parliament attack conspirator Afzal Guru.
Around 10 eyewitnesses have been listed by the police. A few of them have recorded their statements under 164 CrPC before a magistrate too, the Economic Times reported citing a source.
The final report will be filed under section 124-A (sedition) apart from unlawful assembly and rioting, which are covered under sections 147 and 149 of the IPC.
The accused were also identified through Facebook data analysis and electronic surveillance, which corroborated their location on February 9, 2016 to be JNU.
The police are banking heavily on those who have given their statement under 164 CrPc. It means they cannot retract from their version and any discrepancy can lead to prosecution for perjury.
Some JNU staffers and security men have also been listed as witnesses in the case.