Two detained for questioning in Umar Khalid attack case
New Delhi, Aug 20: Two persons have been detained for questioning in connection for the alleged attack on JNU student, Umar Khalid. On August 13, an unidentified gunman had opened fire at Khalid outside the Constitution Club in New Delhi. He however escaped unhurt.
Meanwhile two men had claimed responsibility for the attack. A team of Delhi Police's Special Cell visited the village of Sikh revolutionary Kartar Singh Sarabha where the duo, Darwesh Shahpur and Naveen Dalal, had said they would surrender.
In a video uploaded on Facebook on August 15, the duo claimed the attack on Khalid was supposed to be an "Independence Day gift" to the citizens.
"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 and their number is increasing. Our elders in Haryana have taught us that such people should be taught a lesson," Darwesh Shahpur had said in the video message.
A police officer, privy to the probe, said the police had seized the weapon used in the crime and preliminary forensic examination suggested that the pistol had jammed when it was used against Umar Khalid.
A case of attempt to murder has been registered by police in the incident.