New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena chief Amit Jani's desire of getting a ticket for the 2017 UP Assembly elections from a well known political party led him to threaten Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, a report said on Monday.
The 'Amar Ujala' report said that Jani made the plot as he wanted to become famous and win a ticket from any big political outfit. For this he chose Kumar and Khalid, who have been hogging the headlines ever since the February 09 incident at JNU.
Jani was produced before a Delhi court on yesterday. He was sent to 14 days judicial custody.
The special cell of the Delhi Police arrested Amit Jani Thursday night, who had threatened to kill JNUSU president and research scholar Khalid.
On April 14, the Delhi Police had recovered a bag full of weapons and a letter threatening Kanhaiya and Khalid was discovered in a Delhi Transport Corporation bus at the JNU campus.
Jani allegedly kept those weapons and the letter in the bus and his signature was found in the letter as well.
The UP Navnirman Sena chief had, however, claimed that the country-made pistol found on the bus was meant to be used to kill All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader and Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi.
The February 9 event led to the arrests of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya on sedition charges after it was alleged that participants at the event shouted anti-national slogans. Delhi Police repeatedly claimed they had evidence against Kumar and the other students but failed to produce it in court, leading to their release from jail on bail.