JNU student leader Umar Khalid receives death threat, files complaint
JNU student leader, Umar Khalid has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, alleging he has received death threats from a man who identified himself as fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari. Dalit leader and Independent MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mevani, too, alleged yesterday that he had received death threats from Pujari. Yesterday, Khalid approached the police with a complaint about the threats. Here's more.
Khalid tweeted he has asked for police protection
Filed a complaint with @DelhiPolice regarding Ravi Pujari's death threat to Jignesh and me. He said that I am on his HIT LIST! I have asked for police protection, given the fact that this is the same person who had previously also issued similar threats of killing me in Feb 2016.— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) June 8, 2018
Not the first time that Khalid is getting such threats
In 2016, Khalid's father Syed Qasim Illyas Rasool had filed a police complaint, claiming he received a phone call "threatening to kill" his son if he doesn't leave the country. The previous incident happened when the police were looking for Khalid in connection with sedition case filed against him, Kanhaiya, and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly organizing an event against the hanging of Afzal Guru.
Here's what Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani tweeted
Day 3, threat call continues from Ravi Pujari. Today again I received a threat call on my original number from a person introducing himself as Ravi Pujari frm Australia and also sent a text saying - "stop giving provocative speeches or will shot you. Umar Khalid is also in list"— Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) June 8, 2018