A poster issuing death threats to JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya is being widely circulated on WhatsApp and shared on social media.
The poster has been put up in Jantar Mantar that Kanhaiya,Umar and Anirban ,who are facing charge of sedition should be killed .However, a police team searched the area and said no such poster was spotted.
The poster said “to shoot the traitors of JNU is a Rashtradharm (national duty). I shall shoot Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Kanhaiya.”
The poster has the name of one Balbir Singh Bharatiya who claimed to be a social worker and has been a part of the Anna Hazare-led movement against corruption. The poster also contained a phone number and a passport-size photograph of a man.
and this poster comes after a similar poster appeared on March 7,announcing a reward of Rs 11 lakh on Kanhaiya Kumar and Delhi Police arrested Adarsh Sharma, who claimed to be president of Purvanchal Sena which had announced through posters a reward of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who “shoots” JNU Students’ Union president Kumar.
The poster condemned Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for their support to the JNU students.
“I shall shoot all who celebrated the anniversary of Afzal Guru’s hanging… The country faces more threat from traitors than terrorists… Such traitors should face life imprisonment,” the poster read.
When asked, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said, “We have initiated an enquiry into the matter.”
When the poster could not be found near Jantar Mantar, police men dialled the phone number mentioned on it, a police official said.
The person whose phone number was given on the poster , claimed that he runs a shop at Yamuna Bazar area and that he had visited Jantar Mantar on Friday.
However, he did not specifically respond to questions about whether he had pasted the poster. The person is set to be questioned soon.