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JNU Violence: Delhi Police Got Vital Leads, On Verge Of Cracking Case, Say Sources

At Least 35 People, Including JNU Students' Union President Aishe Ghosh, Were Injured In The Violence In The University. They Were Admitted To AIIMS Trauma Centre Here And Discharged On Monday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 08 Jan 2020, 06:03:18 PM
Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night as a group of masked people armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers.

Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night as a group of masked people armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers. (Photo Credit: ANI/ Twitter )

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police has got vital clues about the identities of masked men who attacked students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and is on the verge of cracking the case, government sources said. Police personnel are on "extra alert" on Wednesday following the mobilisation of students and teachers on the university campus, they said.

Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night as a group of masked people armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on campus, prompting the administration to call in the police.

At least 35 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured in the violence in the university. They were admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre here and discharged on Monday.

Police receives 11 complaints

The police have received 11 complaints, including one lodged by a professor in connection with the violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University, officials said on Wednesday. 

The police have received 11 complaints in connections with the incident on January 5. Out of these, one complaint has been lodged by a professor while the other complaints have been lodged by the students, they said.

The 11 complaints received in connection with the violence at the varsity on Sunday, will be transferred to Crime branch, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya said the present situation in JNU is in control. "At the request of JNU administration, the police presence will continue," he said.

Policemen in civil clothes will be inside the JNU campus while personnel in uniform will remain outside the campus, he said.

Teams of both the Crime Branch and Forensic Science Laboratory have visited the campus to collect evidence. Videos are also being scrutinised, they said.

An appeal has already been made to public to share information and video clips of the incident, police added.

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First Published : 08 Jan 2020, 05:49:08 PM

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