Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid's security tightened after pistol, threat letter found
Delhi Police have tightened the security of sedition-charged JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid after receiving inputs of threats to their lives.
New Delhi: Delhi Police have tightened the security of sedition-charged JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid after receiving inputs of threats to their lives.
Delhi Police decided to review their security after receiving an anonymous letter from an abandoned bag in a bus, which threatened to decapitate Kumar and Khalid's head for spreading anti-national sentiments. As per reports, the bag also contained a country made pistol.
Delhi Police is investigating the matter and have sent the letter for forensic examination.
The officials are also trying to ascertain who wrote the letter and how it was kept in the bus which ferries students in and out of JNU.
Kumar had faced severe protests after he arrived in Nagpur to address a public gathering on Thursday.
The JNU leader's car was attacked by Bajrang Dal activists who pelted stones and smashed its side windows.
The members of Bajrang Dal later hurled a shoe at the JNUSU leader while he was addressing a public gathering there.
The JNUSU leader, however, escaped unhurt. The incident triggered panic among the crowd after which police had to shield the controversial JNUSU leader.
Kumar has been under attack from several right-wing organisations including the Bajrang Dal which had vowed to teach him a lesson for allegedly spreading anti-national sentiments.
A poster issuing death threats to JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who were accused of sedition, had recently appeared on the social media.
The poster said "to shoot the traitors of JNU is a Rashtradharm (national duty). I shall shoot Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Kanhaiya."