JNU student leader Umar Khalid claims receiving death threats

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid  filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, alleging he has received death threats from a man who identified himself as fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari,on Friday.

A case was registered and they are investigating the matter, the police official said.

Also, Dalit leader and independent MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mevani alleged that he has received death threats from Pujari.

Much famous Mr. Khalid tweeted he has asked for police protection. “Filed a complaint with @DelhiPolice regarding Ravi Pujari’s death threat to Jignesh and me. He said that I am on his HIT LIST! I have asked for police protection, given the fact that this is the same person who had previously also issued similar threats of killing me in Feb 2016 (sic),” he said.

In 2016,  Khalid’s father, Syed Qasim Illyas Rasool filed a police complaint, claiming he received a phone call “threatening to kill” his son if he doesn’t leave the country.

The previous incident happened when the police were looking for Mr. Khalid in connection with the sedition case filed against him, former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly organising an event against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, which was said to be an anti-national act.


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