'Will encounter Amulya Leona if she is released': Sri Ram Sena man issues threat, announces Rs 10 lakh bounty on teenager

  • In a video footage, Sri Ram Sena leader Sanjeev Maradi is heard asking the government not to release Amulya Leona or else he will kill her

  • In a protest rally organised by the outfit in Ballari against Leona on Saturday, Maradi also announced a bounty of Rs 10 lakh for the teenager

  • Leona, who has been arrested on sedition charges and remanded to judicial custody, had raised 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogan thrice at an anti-CAA event

Bengaluru: An activist of the right-wing group Sri Ram Sena has announced a bounty of Rs 10 lakh for killing Amulya Leona who shouted pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA event here recently.

In a video footage, the activist Sanjeev Maradi is heard asking the government not to release the woman or else he will kill her.

 Will encounter Amulya Leona if she is released: Sri Ram Sena man issues threat, announces Rs 10 lakh bounty on teenager

Police personnel attempt to stop Amulya Leona who raised pro-Pakistan slogans during a protest against CAA, NRC and NPR, in Bengaluru. PTI

"The state and the Central Government should not release her under any circumstances. If she is released, we will kill her in an encounter," Maradi is heard saying at a protest rally organised by the outfit in Ballari against Amulya Leona on Saturday.

"We on behalf of Sri Ram Sena will give a bounty of Rs 10 lakh to the person who kills her," he added.

Ballari Superintendent of Police CK Baba said he has not seen the video or heard about any such "announcements".

"Let me go through it. I haven't seen what he has said. I will have a look...," the official added.

At an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act event in the city on Thursday, Amulya Leona, who has been arrested on sedition charges and remanded to judicial custody, had raised "Pakistan Zindabad" slogan thrice in the presence of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi who denounced her act.

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Updated Date: Feb 22, 2020 21:19:27 IST