JNU Row: Man Who Had Threatened Kanhaiya Kumar, Arrested

13/05/2016 10:24 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 26: JNU Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar fined of Rs. 10,000/ by the authorities of JNU High Level Committee, on April 26, 2016 in New Delhi, India. JNU has suspended students Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Shehla Rashid Shora while slapping a fine of Rs. 10,000 on Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar. JNU students' union has decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike starting Wednesday to protest the action taken against its President Kanhaiya Kumar. Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested on charges of sedition in February in connection with an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The special cell of the Delhi Police arrested Amit Jani last night, the Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena chief, who had threatened to kill Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and research scholar Umar Khalid.

On 14 April, 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.

Ever since the Delhi Police recovered the weapon and cartridges, Jani has been updating the media on the progress in the case and the investigations. Besides, he has also been regularly issuing statements declaring his intent.

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