Clearing the paths for the long-pending JNU sedition case, AAP-led Delhi government sanctioned the Delhi Police Special Cell to probe into the case against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar. The case filed during an on-campus event in February 2016 as the dent leader chanted anti-national slogans at a student procession in the college campus.
The then police department had filed a request for prosecution sanction from the government against Kanhaiya and few other members of JNUSU under sections 124-A and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Vasant Kunj police station. The Delhi police also sought for prosecution sanction from the government years after which the AAP government obtained legal opinion.
Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on February 12, 2016, our days after the videos from the procession went viral on social media. However, the student leader was granted bail the following month. Kanhaiya rose to fame with his relentless fight against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He even made his electoral debut in 2019 ok Sabha elections.