Mumbai, April 24: JNU student Kanhaiya leader, who is under fire for his anti-national comments, was on Sunday, April 24, attacked by a man, when he was travelling from Mumbai to Pune in a Jet Airways flight.
The attacker was identified as one Nagender Kumar, who allegedly tried to strangulate Kanhaiya.
Following the attack on Kanhaiya, Jet Airways issued an official statement saying, "Some guests on board this morning's flight Mumbai to Pune were off loaded at Mumbai airport in interest of operational safety." [Kanhaiya Kumar's Pune meeting venue shifted]
"At Jet Airways, the safety and security of our guests and crew is always of prime importance", it said.
Today, Kanhaiya was scheduled to visit Pune and meet students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) who had gone on a 139-day strike last year.
On Saturday, Kanhaiya Kumar launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and demanded that the government stop "jumlas" (false promises) and start "working" as public patience was wearing out.
Kumar is out on bail after his arrest on sedition charges by the Delhi police, but since his release from the jail, he has faced multiple attacks inside and outside JNU campus.