NEW DELHI: A day after an attempt was made to attack the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in Nagpur, a country-made pistol and a threat letter were recovered from a bag in a DTC bus plying to and from the JNU campus.
The Delhi Police have stepped up security for Kumar and Umar Khalid after the letter was recovered. According to the police, the letter was undersigned by Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena’s national president Amit Jani. The Tilak Nagar police station has asked university authorities to provide them CCTV footage of the campus.
“We have sent the letter for forensic analysis and further investigation is underway. The bag had a letter, undersigned Amit Jani, which threatened that Kumar and Khalid would be decapitated,” a police official said.
Jani had earlier threatened a shoot out at JNU after Kumar’s comment on the Army being responsible for the rapes of several Kashmiri women.
Kumar doesn’t get security cover inside the campus, but university authorities have clearly been instructed to inform Vasant Kunj (North) police station every time he leaves the campus.