Kanhaiya Kumar posters row: CPI blames ABVP

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Published: March 6, 2016 12:30:00 AM

CPI today alleged that ABVP, RSS' frontal wing, was behind the posters that have come up in the national capital announcing cash rewards for anyone "shooting down" and "cutting off" the tongue of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and demanded that a probe be initiated into the issue.

CPI today alleged that ABVP, RSS’ frontal wing, was behind the posters that have come up in the national capital announcing cash rewards for anyone “shooting down” and “cutting off” the tongue of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and demanded that a probe be initiated into the issue.

“CPI expresses serious concern over posters appearing at some places offering Rs 11 lakh to anybody who will shoot down Kumar. A statement that Rs 5 lakh will be given to anybody who cuts his tongue is also doing the rounds. The party feels that ABVP is behind such moves.

“We urge the government to conduct a thorough probe into the incident and take stringent action against the culprits,” a party statement said.

Delhi Police today registered a case after a person was spotted pasting a poster announcing Rs 11 lakh prize money to anyone “shooting down” Kumar.

BJP Yuva Morcha leader Kuldeep Varshnay had yesterday announced Rs 5 lakh prize money for cutting off the tongue of Kanhaiya, who he had alleged, was speaking against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being released on bail.

Taking note of Varshnay’s remark, the Badaun unit of the Morcha today expelled him from primary membership of the party for six years.

Kumar, who was arrested on February 12 on sedition charges, was released from Tihar jail on March 3 after the Delhi High Court granted him interim bail for six months.

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