Delhi Police arrest man who offered Rs 11 lakh to shoot Kanhaiya Kumar

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2016 20:11 IST
A photo of the poster announcing Rs 11 lakh bounty on Kanhaiya’s head had surfaced in Delhi after Kanhaiya’s release. (HT Photo)

The Delhi Police on Monday arrested a man who put up posters offering a reward of Rs 11 lakh for shooting JNU student’s union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

The police earlier questioned Adarsh Sharma -- who said he was the president of ‘Purvanchal Sena’ -- in connection with a case registered over sticking posters announcing the reward.

“Sharma has been arrested under charges of defacement of public property, abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment, public mischief, criminal intimidation and forgery,” a senior police official said, adding more charges can be added later.

The poster, spotted at the Press Club of India and other places in New Delgi, said “whosoever shoots JNU Students’ Union president and seditionist Kanhaiya will be rewarded Rs 11 lakh on the behalf of Purvanchal Sena.”

The posters carried the mobile number and name of Sharma.

Read: Shoot Kanhaiya Kumar, get a reward of Rs 11 lakh: Posters in Delhi

Sharma said on Saturday he had faith in the judiciary but wants to deliver ‘quick’ justice.

“We want the traitor dead. He has insulted mother India and raised anti-national slogans. We have faith in the court but it takes a long time for a judgement to come. We want to ensure there is a quick decision and hence, we have announced this prize money of Rs 11 lakh to be given to whosoever kills him,” he told Hindustan Times.

Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president, was arrested on February 12 for allegedly raising anti-national slogans inside the campus during an event to mark the third anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging on February 9.

With PTI inputs

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