JNU row: 800 phone calls relating to Afzal Guru event under scanner
New Delhi, Feb 20: Where is Umar Khalid, the student alleged to have made 800 calls to Kashmir and Bangladesh? Khalid a student in the JNU is absconding and the Delhi police say that he was one of the organisers of the Afzal Guru event at the JNU. The Delhi police even detained a journalist and questioned him about the whereabouts of Khalid.
The question about him making 800 calls is not being confirmed by anyone in the Delhi police. When asked officials informed that there is no confirmation about the calls, but what they are sure of is that he is the one who had played a lead role in organising the protest at the JNU.
We need to question him
Delhi police officials say that his name had cropped up during the questioning of Kanaihya Kumar, the JNU student union leader who is facing sedition charges. Kumar has applied for bail in the Delhi High Court and the hearing is likely to come up next week.
Coming back to Khalid, the Delhi police say that there is evidence to suggest that he was one of the organisers of the event. However about the 800 calls that has been reported in a section of the media, there is no confirmation and it is under investigation.
Meanwhile Khalid's father, S Q R Ilyas says that his son is innocent (My son is not a traitor, says father of Umer Khalid, alleged organiser of Afzal Guru event).
He told OneIndia that he has no clue where his son is. He however said that now with this case going on he has been getting threat calls.
The police have been probing the complaint about Ilyas getting a threat call. They said that it was a call made using the VoIP. The police have also booked a case of criminal intimidation under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code.