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Kanhaiya Kumar’s Alleged ‘Attacker’ Meets Amit Shah


PUNE:Manas Deka, accused by the JNU students leader Kanhaiya Kumar of trying to “strangle” him on board an aircraft in April, on Sunday led a delegation of Assamese youths which greeted BJP president Amit Shah at a function in Pune.

The brief encounter took place before Mr Shah was to address a convention of ‘Pramod Mahajan Skill and Entrepreneurship Mission’, a state government initiative on the lines of the Centre’s ‘Skill India’, at an auditorium.

However, the delegation did not attend the function and left immediately.

Manas later posted the selfies with Mr Shah on his social media account.

On April 24, Mr Kumar had alleged that Manas, working with a city-based software firm, tried to strangle him on board Pune-bound Jet Airways flight.

Mumbai Police had registered a non-cognisable offence on Mr Kumar’s complaint. However, the allegations were reportedly described by the police as “untrue”.

Mr Kumar had described Manas as a “strong BJP supporter” in his tweet after the incident.

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