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Attack on Umar Khalid: Delhi Police Special Cell recreate crime scene

Police have spoken to Khalid, his friends and the shopkeepers near the scene of crime

SNS | New Delhi |

The Delhi Police Special Cell, which is probing the alleged attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid, recreated the scene outside the Constitution Club in the national capital to understand the sequence of events.

The police spoke to Khalid, his friends and the shopkeepers near the scene of crime, it is learnt.

On Monday, Umar Khalid was allegedly shot at when he was about to enter the Constitution Club to attend an event after having tea at a shop outside the venue. He, however, escaped unhurt.

Following the incident, according to eyewitnesses, the attacker had fled towards Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, leaving the weapon at the scene of crime. He had an accomplice who was waiting there in a vehicle, said the police.

“We are now scanning CCTV footages in the vicinity of the gurudwara to gain clues to the accused,” said an officer.

The police said the probe would also focus on people who trolled Khalid online.

On Tuesday, the Delhi Police had handed over the case to its Special Cell, which is probing a sedition case against Khalid and two other JNU students.

The police had said they did not know about the Monday’s event that Khalid was going to take part in.

Quoting a police officer privy to the probe, a PTI report said the police had seized the weapon, and preliminary forensic examination suggested the pistol had jammed.

He said they were yet to ascertain if shots were fired as no empty cartridges were found on the spot. A case of attempt to murder was registered by the police, the officer said.

(With agency inputs)