Kanhaiya Lied : Strangling allegations untrue, says Mumbai police; accused calls it a publicity stunt


The Mumbai police has that the allegations of strangulation made by JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar against a co-passenger in a Jet flight has been found to be untrue. Talking to reporters, Deven Bharti, Joint Commissioner, said, “Whatever has been alleged by his (Kanhaiya Kumar) friend, in our inquiry we’ve found it not to be true.”

Bharti also said that Kanhaiya did not file a police complaint despite several requests by a Senior Inspector.

Meanwhile, the co-passenger, accused of assaulting Kanhaiya, has said that that the charges against him is just a publicity stunt by the 29-year-old student leader.

Manas Jyoti Deka (33), an employee of TCS in Pune, was detained and a non-cognisable offence filed against him at Mumbai airport after the allegations by Kanhaiya Kumar.

“My hand just happened to brush his neck as I was trying to balance myself on an aching leg. I do not know him personally though I have seen his pictures. This is being done for cheap publicity,” Manas told reporters in Mumbai.

Kumar had alleged that Deka tried to “strangle” him inside an aircraft before a flight from Mumbai to Pune. He also claimed that Deka was a BJP supporter.

“Yet again, this time inside the aircraft, a man tries to strangulate me,” Kanhaiya tweeted after the alleged incident which took place when he was inside a Jet Airways aircraft at the airport here.

Kanhaiya was subsequently offloaded from the plane by the airline staff on safety ground, forcing him to take road route to Pune to attend an event there.