JNU row: Revealed! Umar Khalid has Naxal links

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New Delhi, Feb 25: Here is yet another shocking revelation about JNU scholar Umar Khalid who is under the eye of the storm for raising anti-India slogan in university campus. Reportedly Maharashtra Police has established his link with Left-wing extremists .

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According to TOI report, anti-Naxal operations wing of the state police has got proof of it. Police sources said that Khalid had gone to Nagpur to meet his JNU co-scholar Hem Mishra.

Revealed! Umar Khalid has got Naxal link

In August 2013, Gadchiroli police had arrested Hem Mishra for alleged links with the Naxals. He was allegedly acting as a courier between Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and top CPI (Maoist) leaders.

Mishra was granted bail by Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on August 4, 2015.

Reports say that when Hem Mishra was released from Central jail after getting bail from the court, Khalid had gone to meet him. Ravindra Kadam who is the Inspector general of police (IGP) of Nagpur range has confirmed that Khalid was in Nagpur to meet Mishra.

Earlier, Khalid, along with four other accused, Anant Prakash Narayan, Ashutosh Kumar, Rama Naga, Anirban Bhattacharya, returned back to the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus late on Sunday.

Addressing students in front of the admin bloc at the campus, Khalid said, "My name is Umar Khalid and I'm not a terrorist," Khalid, who fled the campus after the matter became serious, said, condemning the media trial that branded him a terrorist."The attack (on the university) is not because of the program which was organised on Feburary 9, but because the government needs an excuse to attack us" .

JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat. Anti-India slogans were raised at the gathering.

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