BJP supporter tried to strangle him inside a plane: Kanhaiya

BJP supporter tried to strangle him inside a plane: Kanhaiya

BJP supporter tried to strangle him inside a plane: Kanhaiya
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union president Kanhaiya Kumar, facing sedition charge, has claimed that a co-passenger tried to strangulate him inside a Jet Airways flight at Mumbai airport.

“Yet again, this time inside the aircraft, a man tries to strangulate me,” he tweeted late on Saturday soon after boarding the Mumbai-Pune aircraft.

Kumar, who was on his way to Pune to address an event, later identified his assailant as Manas Deka, describing him as a strong supporter of the the BJP.

“Manas Deka, works in TCS, a strong BJP supporter assaulted me inside the aircraft. Is assault the only tool you have, to fight dissent? These cowardly incidents are not going to scare us. I will be there in Pune! Join us!” the JNU student union president tweeted. The airline staff offloaded Kanhaiya as well as Deka from the plane soon after the incident, forcing the JNU student leader to take road route to Pune to attend the event.

“Basically @jetairways sees no difference between someone who assaults nd d (sic) person who is assaulted. They will deplane you, if you complain,” Kanhaiya tweeted, even as the airline staff defended offloading of the JNU student leader from plane, citing safety grounds. According to a new agency, while the Maharashtra government ordered a probe into the incident, Deka was detained by police and booked under a “non-cognisable offence.”

“After the incident @jetairways staff completely refuses to take any action against the man who assaulted me,” Kanhaiya, however, charged.
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