Umar Khalid Alleges Death Threat From Ravi Pujari, Files Complaint With Delhi Police
Khalid approached the police on Friday. Apart from registering an FIR, the former JNU leader also sought enhanced police protection | File Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, June 9: A day after Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani alleged to have received a threat via phone call from gangster Ravi Pujari, activist Umar Khalid filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, claiming to have received a death threat from a person who identified himself as Ravi Pujari.

Khalid approached the police on Friday. Apart from registering an FIR, he also sought enhanced police protection. Here is what Khalid tweeted after filing the complaint:

Khalid, along with Mevani, stoked controversy earlier in the year with their participation in the Elgar Parishad, an event organised at the outskirts of Pune to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Bhima-Koregaon battle -- when a largely Mahar regiment of British Army defeated the Peshwas, whom the Dalit recall as "caste oppressors".

Khalid last made headlines in 2016 after he disappeared from the Jawaharlal Nehru University after allegedly organising an on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru, the Kashmiri professor convicted for his role in the 2001 Parliament Attack. Guru was hanged in 2013.