The leader of an organisation that recently offered an award of Rs 11 lakh to kill JNU student’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar seems to ill afford that proposed price. The police has discovered his bank balance, and he doesn't have anything close to that amount.
According to a Hindustan Times report, police said that Adarsh Sharma, the chief of the Purvanchal Sena had only Rs 150 in his bank account.
Sharma, who currently occupies a rented home in Rohini, Delhi, has missed paying his rent for several months, said an official.
A case under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act was registered against Sharma, after several posters and pamphlets signed by him were found posted across different areas in Central Delhi, two days after Kanhaiya was released on bail.
According a report by the Indian Express, Sharma claimed to have pasted at least 1,000 posters along with the help of an auto-rickshaw driver. More charges are likely to be pressed against him, said the police.
Investigating officials said that Sharma did not have a fixed source of income, and relied on his friends for money. “He would often take money (Rs 100 to Rs 500) from people on the pretext of getting their work done at the local police station or civic agencies offices using his influence,” said an officer.
Earlier, Sharma had alleged that he wanted Kanhaiya –- who resides 10 kilometres away from Sharma’s home in Bihar -– dead as “our land does not produce such anti-nationals.”
A team is being dispatched to Sharma’s home in Begusarai, after he switched off his phone, and has cut any communication with his family and friends.