Man offering Rs 11 lakh to kill Kanhaiya held

Man offering Rs 11 lakh to kill Kanhaiya held

Man offering Rs 11 lakh to kill Kanhaiya held

The Delhi Police on Monday arrested the man who offered Rs 11 lakh to shoot JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

Last week, the police had booked Adarsh Sharma, president of Purvanchal Sena, for defacing public property by plastering city walls with threatening posters.
On Sunday, he was booked under more serious charges.

“He was arrested today (Monday) in the second half under the charges of criminal intimidation, abetment of crime and defacement of property,” said Jatin Narwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi).

“We are verifying if the SIM card is issued is in his name or not, and will add further sections once verification is complete,” Narwal added.

On Monday, the Delhi Police questioned Sharma in connection with the case registered over sticking posters in the city in which a reward of Rs 11 lakh was announced for shooting Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

The poster said, “Whosoever shoots JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya will be rewarded Rs 11 lakh on the behalf of Purvanchal Sena.”

He was questioned at a police station in New Delhi district.On Saturday, around 1,000 posters bearing the name of Sharma as the president of Purvanchal Sena were seen plastered on different parts of the city.

Before his arrest, Sharma told Deccan Herald on Saturday that they have put up at least 1,500 posters in the city.

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