Kill Kanhaiya poster: Delhi police register case against unknown persons while name and mobile number clearly visible

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police registered a case in connection with posters announcing a “reward” of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who “shoots down” JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. One person was caught while he was sticking the posters on the behalf of outfit ‘Purvanchal Sena’ on the wall of Press Club while others accompanying him managed to flee. The matter was reported to the police. “A case has been registered under relevant sections of law at the Parliament Street police station,” said a senior police officer.

“The person fixing the posters was questioned at the police station and we are tracking others who got the posters published,” he said. “No person has been arrested so far in this connection,” said Taj Hasan, Special Commissioner (Crime) and chief spokesperson of Delhi Police, without divulging any further information.

The development came on a day BJP Yuva Morcha leader Kuldeep Varshnay, who had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for cutting off JNU Students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s tongue, was expelled from primary membership of the party for six years.
The posters in Hindi read, “Whoever shoots JNUSU president and traitor Kanhaiya Kumar will be rewarded Rs 11 lakh from the Poorvanchal Sena.” The poster is signed Adarsh Sharma, ‘Son of Poorvanchal, President, Poorvanchal Sena and his mobile number.

Don’t misuse freedom of speech: Yogi Adityanath to Kanhaiya

Condemning the 9 February event that took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Yogi Adityanath on Saturday advised the JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar to refrain from using freedom of speech and expression to hail terrorists like Afzal Guru, who attacked the Parliament in 2001.
“Whatever is happening inside the JNU is condemnable. What is more condemnable is the fact that the teachers of the university are also involved in these activities. It is very shameful,” Adityanath said. “The BJP is not against any individual. But the students should refrain from hailing people like Afzal Guru, who had targeted the Parliament, on the name of freedom of speech and expression,” he said.
With agency inputs