The Delhi Police on Monday arrested Adarsh Sharma, who claims to be the president of Purvanchal Sena and put up posters offering a reward of Rs 11 lakh for shooting JNU student’s union president Kanhaiya Kumar.
“Sharma has been arrested under charges of defacement of public property, abatement of offence punishable with imprisonment, public mischief, criminal intimidation and forgery,” a senior police official said. He said more charges can be added later.
The poster, spotted at the Press Club of India and other places in New Delhi, said “whosoever shoots JNU Students’ Union president and seditionist Kanhaiya will be rewarded Rs 11 lakh on the behalf of Purvanchal Sena.” It also carried the mobile number and name of Sharma.
Sharma had earlier said that he had faith in the judiciary but wants to deliver ‘quick’ justice. “We want the traitor dead. He has insulted mother India and raised anti-national slogans. We have faith in the court but it takes a long time for a judgement to come. We want to ensure there is a quick decision and hence, we have announced this prize money of Rs 11 lakh to be given to whosoever kills him.”