Letter Threatening Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid Found On Delhi Bus

15/04/2016 12:25 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Student leader of India's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)Kanhaiya Kumar speaks to the media at Hyderabad Central University in Hyderabad on March 23, 2016. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)Delhi student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is on bail on sedition charges, arrived in Hyderabad to join protesting Hyderabad University students who are demanding that their vice-chancellor resign. / AFP / NOAH SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- A country-made pistol and a threat letter against JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, purportedly written by a man who had earlier threatened the student leader over Facebook, were recovered from a bus operating between an ISBT and JNU campus following which Delhi Police is mulling enhancing his security.

The weapon was recovered in a bus operating between Kashmere Gate ISBT and the JNU campus, after the driver spotted an unclaimed bag and raised an alarm.

Police is trying to ascertain identity of the bag's owner and several persons have been questioned, a senior official said today.

With the gun, there was also a letter which said that Kanhaiya and Umar Khalid, who were arrested under sedition charge over a controversial event in JNU campus, will be decapitated.

The letter was purportedly written by the person who had threatened Kumar over Facebook earlier saying that men with weapons are already present inside the campus, ready to kill him any moment, the official said.

Kumar doesn't get security cover inside the campus but the university authorities have clearly been instructed to inform Vasant Kunj (North) police station everytime he leaves the campus and security is provided accordingly.

After the alert, the police are likely to increase his security cover and also enhance vigil around the JNU area, the official added.

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