In Picture: Umar Khalid
In Picture: Umar Khalid

A video is doing rounds on WhatsApp, in which two men have claimed responsibility for the attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid. This might help the Delhi Police’s Special Cell to catch the culprits as now they have faces of the attackers.

According to the Quint, the 4 minutes and 31 seconds long video two men have claimed responsibility for attacking Umar Khalid. The video starts with the two men saying, “Inquilab zindabad, Vande Mataram, Bharat Mata ki jai, jo yeh gaddar nahi bolte (what these traitors don’t say). We respect the Supreme Court and the Constitution, but we are angry that there is no proper provision in the Constitution to punish these mad dogs, like the JNU gang. Our elders in Haryana have taught us that mad dogs should be done away with, without delay. We, Darvesh Sapur and Naveen Dalal Mandothi, are responsible for the attack on Umar Khalid in Delhi. This attack was a gift from us this Independence Day. We will surrender to the police on 17 August at 12 noon at patriot Kartar Singh Sarabha’s village, at his home.”

This video is doing rounds on social media after a gunshot rang out at Constitution Club in the high-security area near Parliament when an unidentified man targeted JNU student leader Umar Khalid, who escaped unhurt. Later, The attacker dropped the weapon and fled the spot.

The two men in the video further said, “He (Umar Khalid) had said ‘Bharat tere tukde honge.’ We will not tolerate those who stay in India and try to break India into pieces, those who commemorate the death anniversary of a terrorist by chanting anti-national slogans like ‘Pakistan Zindabad’. We seek the help of all our fellow Indians in this fight that we have started. They should not support such anti-nationals.”

Delhi Police Special cell on Tuesday took over the case of an attack on JNU scholar Umar Khalid by an unknown assailant here and scanned the CCTV footage, which shows a man running away from the place of crime. Khalid, accused of raising anti-national slogans in 2016, was attacked in the heart of the capital outside the Constitution Club, 500 metres away from Parliament, on Monday. After scanning the footage of CCTVs installed near the place where the crime took place, the probe team suspects a man who is seen running away from the location.

(Inputs Agencies)

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