16 Aug 2018
Delhi: 2 men claim responsibility for attack on Umar Khalid
In a video uploaded on Facebook, two men have claimed responsibility for the attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid in an upmarket area in Delhi on Monday, and said they will surrender before police tomorrow.
In the video, the two men, who identified themselves as Darwesh Shahpur and Naveen Dalal, claimed the attack was supposed to be an "Independence Day gift" to Indians.
No provision in our Constitution to punish mad dogs: Shahpur
"We respect our Constitution. But there is no provision in our Constitution to punish mad dogs. By mad dogs, we mean the JNU gang that is making the country weaker and their number is increasing. Our elders in Haryana have taught us that such people should be taught a lesson," Shahpur said in video message.
Police are on the lookout for the two men.
Police are verifying the authenticity of the video
Police are verifying the authenticity of the video and trying to trace the IP address from where it was uploaded.
The duo requested the police to not trouble anyone and said they would surrender at the village of Sikh revolutionary Kartar Singh Sarabha on August 17.
Police are contacting their counterparts in Punjab and Haryana to trace the two men.
Khalid was attacked on Monday
Khalid was attacked on Monday when he was on his way to take part in an event at the Constitution Club after having tea at a shop outside the venue. He, however, escaped unhurt.
On Tuesday, the Delhi Police handed over the case to its Special Cell, which incidentally is already probing a sedition case against Khalid and two other JNU students.