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  Metros   Delhi  17 Aug 2018  Two men claim responsibility for Umar attack

Two men claim responsibility for Umar attack

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 17, 2018, 2:05 am IST
Updated : Aug 17, 2018, 2:05 am IST

On Thursday, the Delhi police special cell launched a manhunt to nab two youth, who claimed they have attacked JNU student Umar Khalid.

Umar Khalid
 Umar Khalid

New Delhi: On Thursday, the Delhi police special cell launched a manhunt to nab two youth, who claimed they have attacked JNU student Umar Khalid.

In a four-minute long video being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms, they have claimed responsibility for the attack on Mr Khalid in Lutyen’ Delhi on Monday.

 

The police is now on the lookout for the two men seen in the video uploaded on Facebook on August 15. In the video, the duo, who identified themselves as Darwesh Shahpur and Naveen Dalal, claimed that the attack was supposed to be an “Independence Day gift” to Indians. The police is verifying the authenticity of the video and trying to trace the IP address from where it was uploaded.

“We respect our Constitution. But there is no provision in our Constitution to punish mad dogs. By mad dogs, we mean the JNU gang that is making the country weaker. Our elders in Haryana have taught us that such people should be taught a lesson,” Shahpur said in the video message.

 

The duo requested the police to not trouble anyone and said they would surrender at Sikh revolutionary Kartar Singh Sarabha’s village on August 17. They said they attacked Mr Khalid for their country. The police is contacting its counterpart in Punjab and Haryana to trace the two men. Mr Khalid was attacked near the Constitution Club on Monday.

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