Two arrested for attack on Umar Khalid

New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): The Special Cell of Delhi Police has on Monday arrested both the accused in the connection with attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid outside Constitution Club of India. The accused, identified as Naveen Dalal and Darvesh Shapur, will be produced before the Patiala House Court in Delhi tomorrow. Khalid was attacked on August 13 outside Constitution Club of India here, where he was supposed to speak at an event. Khalid escaped unhurt. Khalid was scheduled to speak at an event titled - 'Towards a Freedom Without Fear', organised by United Against Hate Initiative. According to an eyewitness, who identified himself as Khalid Shafi, "A man in white shirt pushed Khalid down on the ground and fired on him, while he was standing at a tea stall outside the Constitution Club. The shot missed him and the gunman fled from the spot leaving behind his pistol as people standing near Khalid rushed towards him." Few hours after the attack, the JNU student activist sought protection from the Delhi police. "I have received threats in the past too, but this was the first time there was an assassination attempt. I have sought police protection now," Khalid told ANI after recording his statement with the police. (ANI)
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