New Delhi, Aug 20: The Delhi Police Special cell on Monday arrested two people in connection with the Umar Khalid attack case. The two accused had taken responsibility, for the attack on the JNU student outside Delhi’s Constitution Club on August 13, in a video which went viral on social media. The accused have been identified as Darvesh Shahpur and Naveen Dalal from Haryana.Also Read - Delhi Riots Conspiracy Case: Court Grants Bail To Umar Khalid, Asks Him To Install Aarogya Setu App
The two had claimed to attack Umar Khalid and announced that they would surrender at a Punjab village on August 17 but failed to even turn up at the police station. However, when the Special Cell visited the village of Sikh revolutionary Kartar Singh Sarabha, where they were supposed to surrender, a police officer told them that the duo could not be located in their village Jhajjar in Haryana either. Also Read - Kept Under Solitary Confinement, Not Allowed to Step Out of Jail Cell: Umar Khalid Informs Court
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Following an attack on the JNU student, the two uploaded a video on social media and said that the attack was an Independence Day gift to the countrymen. “We are responsible for the attack on Khalid (outside Constitution Club) that was meant to be a gift to our countrymen before the Independence Day. We appeal to the police to not punish any innocent youngster for our crime,” they said.
“Though we respect the Supreme Court, the Constitution of India and judiciary, we request the government to amend the law so that anti-nationals like Umar Khalid can be punished. Anti-national gangs in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, of which Khalid is a part, are vitiating the atmosphere in the country. We should stop them,” one of the two men had said in the video.
Umar Khalid was attacked by an unknown assailant at a tea stall outside the Constitution Club. The weapon used in the crime was seized by the police.