Umar Khaild, a student from JNU and co accused alongwith Kanhaiya and Anirban in a sedition case after having him chargesheetd by Delhi Police asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he is ready to face trial in the court and will prove his innocence but is he ready to face a JPC on Rafale scam or even a press conference on this.
“Dear Narendra Modi, Hearing about the chargesheet being filed, I have only one thing to say – we are ready to face trial in court of law to prove our innocence. But are you ready to face a JPC on Rafale scam, or at least face a press conference once? The Nation Wants To Know!” he tweeted on Monday.
Dear Narendra Modi,
Hearing about the chargesheet being filed, I have only one thing to say – we are ready to face trial in court of law to prove our innocence.
But are you ready to face a JPC on Rafale scam, or at least face a press conference once?
The Nation Wants To Know!
— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) January 14, 2019
Umar Khalid also posted a joint statement with Anirban Bhattacharya on his Facebook profile. The statement says it is his and Anirabn’s. In the statement, he questioned the timing of the chargesheet. “We are yet to see the chargesheet, but if what is being reported in the media is true, then we want to say categorically that we reject the charges and will contest them legally. In a way, it is good that the matter will finally move to the actual court room after almost three years of media trials. We are convinced about our innocence, and have full faith in the court,” the Facebook post read.
A chargesheet was filed on Monday against former student union leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and seven Kashmiris for allegedly holding an “anti-national” event at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi on February 9, 2016.
The police said they have evidence to proceed against former JNU Students’ Union leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and seven students from Jammu and Kashmir – Aquib Hussain, Mujeer Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat and Basharat.
They have been accused of organising an event on the college campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru. Their arrests then had triggered a huge controversy with the opposition slamming the police for “working at the behest of the ruling BJP”.
Umar had denied allegations against him and had told the media that he would face the trial and prove his innocence.
Communist Party of India leader D Raja’s daughter Aprajita and Shehla Rashid were kept exempted from chargesheet however Delhi Police did not deny their involvemnet in the case. They have been kept in column 12.
Delhi High Court will pronounce its decision on chargesheet today.