Four people held for trying to attack Kanhaiya during march

New Delhi: The Delhi Police took four people into preventive detention after they tried to attack JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar during a march on Tuesday.

Mr. Kumar was addressing a gathering near Parliament Street police station demanding the release of Umar Khalid and Ariban Bhattacharya when four people allegedly tried to attack him.

While three persons, who hurled abuses at Kumar during his speech, were whisked away by the police, one managed to climb the truck over which Kumar was standing.

Taking no chances, the police put the four persons under preventive detention. However, they were released later in the evening.

While one of the four turned out to be a barber, other is a steward at a hotel, the other is an insurance agent and the fourth person is a car dealer.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of JNU students Umar Khalid and Ariban Bhattacharya.

Earlier, a high-level inquiry committee of the JNU had found 21 students guilty of holding a controversial event on the campus last month. The varsity reportedly issued show-cause notice to 21 students for violating norms in connection with the contentious Afzal Guru event held in the varsity campus on February 9.

News24 Bureau