New Delhi, Feb 15: The Delhi office of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) allegedly received calls on Sunday night threatening CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury. The caller was against Yechury’s support in the Jawaharlal Nehru University student union’s protest. According to the a IBN live Report, they received calls between 10: 30 PM to 1 AM. The caller allegedly told over the phone, “He is wrong in what he doing, he should leave the country (Yechuri sahi nahi kar hain, unhe desh chhod dena chahiye).”
The call addressed himself as a Aam Aadmi Balveer Sena member. Delhi Police reached (CPI) M on Monday morning to investigate the call and identify the caller. A complaint was registered at Mandir Marg police station and police has put the call on surveillance. Reportedly, the caller also abused on phone.
The call was in relation to Yechury’s support in the event at the JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Meanwhile, CPI (M) Prakash Karat reacted to the incident saying, “This is response to our party’s firm stand against attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University’s students union.” (Also Read- JNU arrest row: Sitaram Yechury calls it undeclared Emergency; Student Union recall Rohith Vemula case)
On Sunday three youths tried to vandalise the CPI(M) headquarters in New Delhi. Police detained one of the attackers. They wrote ‘Pakistan Office’ on the office board.
Meanwhile, students at JNU are on stike demanding the release of Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, who will be produced in a Delhi court today. Kumar was arrested last week under sedition and criminal conspiracy for holding an event against Afzal Guru’s hanging. They also reported raised anti-India slogans which created a ruckus.