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Attack on Umar Khalid : Two men claim responsibility, say wanted to give independence day gift

Attack on Umar Khalid : Two men claim responsibility, say wanted to give independence day gift

| @indiablooms | 16 Aug 2018, 09:26 am

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IBNS) :The Delhi Police Special Cell on Thursday launched a manhunt to nab two young men who claimed they had attacked JNU student Umar Khalid, media reports said.

In a four-minute video being circulated on WhatsApp, the two young men, one of them holding the Indian flag, said they would surrender at the house of Sikh revolutionary Kartar Singh Sarabha on August 17.

They claimed, “by attacking Khalid we wanted to give a gift to the people on the occasion of Independence Day.”  The two men identified themselves as Sarvesh Shahpur and Naveen Dalal and appealed to the police not to “harass” others for the attack.

“If their claim found to be corroborative, they will be arrested,” a police officer from the Special Cell told the Indian Express.

Khalid was attacked by an armed assailant on Monday outside the Constitution Club of India where he had come to attend an event.

The accused had fled from the spot following resistance and he is yet to be identified. He had dropped a gun on the road.

The police is also trying to match the photo of the two persons with the attacker seen in the CCTV footage.

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