A special cell of Delhi police on Monday detained two persons in connection with the August 13 attack on JNU student and social activist Umar Khalid outside Constitution Club of India. Meanwhile, a video of the two admitting their responsibility for the shooting has gone viral on social networking sites.
The suspects, identified as Darwesh Shahpur and Naveen Dalal are natives of Haryana and claimed that the attack was an "Independence Day gift" to the people of India. The police have launched an investigation into the claim and will interrogate the duo to verify the authenticity of the video, emerged on the Internet.
"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," one of the suspects said in the video message.
#Correction: Delhi Police Special Cell has detained* 2 people in connection with attack on JNU student Umar Khalid by an unidentified gunman outside Delhi's Constitution Club on Aug 13. A video had gone viral in which they had claimed responsibility for the attack: Sources https://t.co/o1VZ4XO2Ho— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2018
Last Monday, Khalid met his friends at the Constitution Club for a discussion on mob lynching and minority alienation under the Modi regime but was shot at the heart of national capital by an unknown gunman. Khalid, however, escaped unhurt and the assassination attempt near Parliament of India had gone in vain.