The JNU Students’ leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid have received death threats as police recovered pistol and several cartridges from a bus on the campus.
According to NDTV, the letter recovered from a bag containing arms and ammunition, talked about threat to Kanhaiya and Umar.
Kanhaiya and Umar were arrested along with Anirban Bhattacharya on charges of sedition by Delhi Police in February this year after there were reports of alleged anti-national chanting on the campus.
All three were later released on bail by Delhi High Court and a local court respectively.
In March this year, several posters saying “to shoot the traitors of JNU is a Rashtradharm (national duty). I shall shoot Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Kanhaiya” had surfaced in Delhi.
In March again, a youth BJP leader BJP had announced a “reward” of Rs 5 lakh to anyone who cuts off Kumar’s tongue. Kuldeep Varshnay was then expelled by his organisation.
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