New Delhi: The grandfather of JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested and later released for organising a controversial event at the university campus, on Tuesday initiated legal action against two people who had recently announced a reward for anyone who kills his grandson.
According to ANI, Kanhaiya's grandfather filed legal suits against Adarsh Sharma and Kuldeep Vaishnav, who had allegedly put up posters offering a reward to anyone who kills the JNU leader.
The case was filed in Begusarai.
Delhi Police had earlier arrested the two men for announcing Rs 11-lakh reward for killing JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
Adarsh Sharma, the president of Purvanchal Sena, had made the offer.
"Kumar is a traitor and we want him dead. He has let down our motherland by raising anti-national slogans," Sharma had said.
"The court will take the time to deliver a judgment, but we will ensure that he is shown his place at the earliest. This is why we will give Rs 11 lakh to his killer," he had said.
The little-known outfit had even denied that this was a publicity gimmick. Purvanchal Sena members said that though they had faith in the judiciary and they wanted speedy justice.
Sharma said he formed the Purvanchal Sena for the welfare of people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.