Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and eight others chargesheeted on January 14, 2018. They were accused of organising alleged anti-national at Jawaharlal Nehru University three years ago in February 2016. They have been accused by the police of organising an event on the college campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru. Kanhaiya Kumar told news agency ANI that the charge sheet was politically motivated as it was filed three years after the incident and just ahead of the general elections. Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in a joint statement said that they categorically deny the charges and said that they have faith in court. They also said that they will legally fight all the media houses whose irresponsible criminal irresponsible handling of the issue has jeopardised their physical safety.