NEW DELHI: A fresh poster issuing death threats to JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing charges of sedition, reportedly appeared in New Delhi on Friday, days after a similar poster announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh on Kumar which landed a youth in jail.
An image of the poster was circulated on WhatsApp and shared on social media with a caption claiming that a copy of it was spotted this morning at Jantar Mantar.
However, a police team searched the area and said no such poster was spotted.
The poster said “to shoot the traitors of JNU is a Rashtradharm (national duty). I shall shoot Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Kanhaiya.”
The poster has the name of one Balbir Singh Bharatiya who claimed to be a social worker and has been a part of the Anna Hazare-led movement against corruption. The poster also contained a phone number and a passport-size photograph of a man.
The poster condemned Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for their support to the JNU students.
“I shall shoot all who celebrated the anniversary of Afzal Guru’s hanging… The country faces more threat from traitors than terrorists… Such traitors should face life imprisonment,” the poster read.