The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg seeking direction to the Delhi government to sanction the prosecution of former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 JNU sedition case.
“We won’t entertain such a plea. It has to be decided on case-to-case basis”, Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde said.
Garg had moved the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court declined his plea last December. He had alleged that the Delhi government was deliberately delaying granting sanction to the police to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar.
The High Court while dismissing Garg’s plea had observed that he “is personally interested” in the case.
The Delhi Police had filed the charge sheet against Kanhaiya and others on January 14 last year under offences of sedition, rioting, criminal conspiracy.