JNU student leader Umar Khalid narrowly escaped the gun fire shot by an unidentified man outside Constitution Club of India, in Delhi on Monday afternoon. Khalid has escaped unhurt.
As per the reports, the attacker came on a motorcycle and fled the spot after opening fire at Khalid.
“There was an event, Umar Khalid accompanied us. We were at a tea stall when a man in white shirt came, pushed and opened fire at him. Khalid lost his balance, fell down and bullet missed him. We tried to catch the man. He fired aerial shots and fled after pistol slipped off his hand,” said an eyewitness.
Confirming the details of mishap, Police official Ajay Chaudhary said that “a man attacked from behind while Umar Khalid and his associates were having tea at a stall, Khalid fell down. He is safe. We are investigating further.”
Reacting to the incident, Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani condemned attack on Khalid and accused Bharatiya Janata Party members behind the open fire. Mevani asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take strict action and “provide security to Khalid else he’ll be shot just like Gauri Lankesh, Kalburgi, Pansare.”
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