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Delhi Police detain 2 men who claimed attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid

In a video uploaded on Facebook on August 15, the duo claimed the attack on Umar Khalid was supposed to be an “Independence Day gift” to the citizens.

delhi Updated: Aug 20, 2018 12:45 IST
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Delhi police officials with JNU student Umar Khalid who escaped unhurt after an unidentified man shot at him, outside the Constitution club at Rafi Marg in Central Delhi on August 13, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Two men, who had claimed responsibility for attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid, have been detained, police said on Monday.

Darwesh Shahpur and Naveen Dalal are currently being interrogated, they added.

A team of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had visited the villageof Sikh revolutionary Kartar Singh Sarabha where the two had said they would surrender on August 17 but they did not turn up.

In a video uploaded on Facebook on August 15,they claimed the attack on Khalid was supposed to be an “Independence Day gift” to the citizens.

The police are verifying the authenticity of the video and trying to trace the IP address from where it was uploaded.

“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 had said in the video message.

They also requested the police to not trouble anyone and said they would surrender at the village of the Sikh revolutionary.

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