Mevani, JNU’s Umar Khalid files police complaint over death threats from gangster Pujari

Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid
Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid

New Delhi, June 9: After Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid has alleged that he has received death threats from fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari.

JNU student leader Umar Khalid has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police that he and Gujarat’s Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani had received death threats from a man who identified himself as fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, a senior official said today. Khalid tweeted that he has asked for police protection.

Only yesterday, Dalit leader and independent MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mevani alleged that he has received death threats from Pujari.

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 (sic),” he said.
Umar Khalid had organised an event to protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on February 9.
Khalid, as well as four other students- Anant Prakash Narayan, Ashutosh Kumar, Rama Naga, Anirban Bhattacharya have been charged with sedition after they were seen on camera raising anti-India slogans on February 9.

In 2016, Khalid’s father, Syed Qasim Illyas Rasool filed a police complaint, claiming he received a phone call “threatening to kill” his son if he doesn’t leave the country.

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