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In a police complaint, JNU student leader Umar Khalid claims receiving death threats

JNU student Umar Khalid with protesters during a protest outside the Press Club of India in New Delhi in this file photo against killing a senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at her residence in Bangalore. (File)

JNU student Umar Khalid with protesters during a protest outside the Press Club of India in New Delhi in this file photo against killing a senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at her residence in Bangalore. (File)   | Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

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Only yesterday, Dalit leader and independent MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mevani alleged that he has received death threats from Pujari.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid on Friday filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, alleging he has received death threats from a man who identified himself as fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, a senior official said on Saturday.

A case was registered and they are investigating the matter, the police official said.

Only yesterday, Dalit leader and independent MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mevani alleged that he has received death threats from Pujari.

Mr. Khalid tweeted he has asked for police protection. “Filed a complaint with @DelhiPolice regarding Ravi Pujari’s death threat to Jignesh and me. He said that I am on his HIT LIST! I have asked for police protection, given the fact that this is the same person who had previously also issued similar threats of killing me in Feb 2016 (sic),” he said.

Father filed police complaint in 2016

In 2016, Mr. Khalid’s father, Syed Qasim Illyas Rasool filed a police complaint, claiming he received a phone call “threatening to kill” his son if he doesn’t leave the country.

The previous incident happened when the police were looking for Mr. Khalid in connection with the sedition case filed against him, former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly organising an event against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Guru was hanged in 2013.

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