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Police increases security cover of Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid after letter threatening their beheading appears

India TV News Desk 15 Apr 2016, 14:17:22 PM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: A country-made pistol and a threat letter against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, purportedly written by a man who had earlier threatened the student leader over Facebook, were recovered from a bus operating between an ISBT and JNU campus.

The weapon was recovered in a bus operating between Kashmere Gate ISBT and the JNU campus, after the driver spotted an unclaimed bag and raised an alarm.

Police is trying to ascertain identity of the bag's owner and several persons have been questioned, a senior official said today.

With the gun, there was also a letter which said that Kanhaiya and Umar Khalid, who were arrested under sedition charge over a controversial event in JNU campus, will be decapitated.

Meanwhile, the security cover of Kanhaiya and Umar has been increased following an alert by the Delhi Police.

The letter was purportedly written by the person who had threatened Kumar over Facebook earlier saying that men with weapons are already present inside the campus, ready to kill him any moment, the official said.

Kanhaiya doesn't get security cover inside the campus but everytime he leaves the campus security will be provided accordingly.