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Man offers reward for 'silencing' Kanhaiya

Wall posters in Delhi offering a reward of Rs. 11 lakh to a person who shoots down Kanhaiya Kumar. Photo: Special Arrangement  

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech after his release from jail has irked a man so much that he has put up posters across New Delhi announcing a reward of Rs. 11 lakh for anyone shooting him dead.

In a similar development, the Badaun district president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Kuldip Varshney, announced a reward of Rs. 5 lakh for anyone cutting off Kanhaiya’s tongue.

While the BJP distanced itself from Varshney’s offer and expelled him for six years, the Delhi Police deemed it fit to ignore the contents of the posters and booked the man for defacement of property. “We will analyse what is on the posters and add more Sections of the IPC if required,” a police officer told The Hindu.

Man behind posters claims links with RSS, ABVP

Adarsh Sharma, president of the little-known Purvanchal Sena, made no efforts to conceal the fact that he was the man behind the posters, which carried his name and phone number. He also posed with a poster in front of journalists. Speaking to The Hindu, Sharma claimed a long association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

A case under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act has been filed against him at the Parliament Street police station. It attracts one year in jail or Rs. 50,000 in fine or both.

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