Shoot Kanhaiya Kumar for Rs 11 lakh: Purvanchal Sena's Adarsh Sharma arrested for provocative posters

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday arrested Adarsh Sharma, the man who claims to be president of Purvanchal Sena which had announced through posters a reward of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who "shoots" JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.

"Sharma has been arrested under charges of defacement of public property, abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment, public mischief, criminal intimidation and forgery," a senior police official said, adding investigation is underway and more charges can be added in the case.

Kanhaiya Kumar in a file photo. PTI

Kanhaiya Kumar in a file photo. PTI

Earlier in the day, Delhi Police had detained Sharma for questioning at a police station in New Delhi district. On Saturday, posters announcing Rs 11 lakh reward for shooting dead Kumar were seen stuck on a wall near Press Club of India and bus stops and metro stations in New Delhi district.

The poster said "whosoever shoots JNU Students' Union president and seditionist Kanhaiya will be rewarded Rs 11 lakh on the behalf of Purvanchal Sena".

The posters carried the mobile number and name of Sharma. On the same day, the police registered a case of defacement of property and questioned one person, who was allegedly involved in sticking the posters on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The other sections were added later in the FIR.


Updated Date: Mar 08, 2016 09:58 AM

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