Kan­haiya At­tacked on Pune Flight

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Mum­bai: JNU stu­dent leader Kan­haiya Kumar on Sun­day claimed that he was at­tacked by a co-pas­sen­ger while he was on a Jet Air­ways flight from Mum­bai to Pune. Kan­haiya, who was on way to Pune to at­tend a stu­dents’ meet, tweeted on Sun­day morn­ing that a co-pas­sen­ger tried to stran­gu­late him.

“Yet again, this time in­side the air­craft, a man tries to stran­gu­late me,” tweeted Kan­haiya.

The JNU stu­dent leader iden­ti­fied the man as Manas Deka, a TCS em­ployee and a BJP sup­porter. He fur­ther blamed Jet Air­ways for not tak­ing any ac­tion on his com­plaint. “Af­ter the in­ci­dent, Jet staff com­pletely re­fuses to take any ac­tion against the man who as­saulted me.” Kan­haiya claimed while he was mak­ing the com­plaint, the air­line de­cided to de­plane him and the as­saulter both.

How­ever, Kan­haiya’s ver­sion was dis­puted by the al­leged as­saulter and the Ma­ha­rash­tra govern­ment. The state govern­ment claimed that it was not an at­tack but just a scuf­fle. “There was no at­tack on Kan­haiya, the po­lice re­port says that there was a scuf­fle be­tween two pas­sen­gers which led to a fight… Kan­haiya’s al­le­ga­tions are base­less,” said Ma­ha­rash­tra min­is­ter of state for home Ram Shinde. Manas Deka him­self told a few me­di­a­per­sons af­ter he was de­tained by the po­lice that he hadn’t as­sault Kan­haiya and that he just stum­bled and his hand hit Kan­haiya fol­low­ing which the lat­ter claimed that he was as­saulted.

ET tried to get in touch with Deka, how­ever, his phone was switched off. There have been no ar­rests in this case and a non-cog­niz­able case has been reg­is­tered by the po­lice.

JNUSU Pres­i­dent PTI

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