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Jamia Millia Islamia: Protesters Gather Near University, 2 Gates Of Sukhdev Vihar Metro Station Closed

Delhi Police And Para-police Forces Are Ready With Tear Gas And Water Cannons To Deal With Any Situation At Jamia Millia Islamia.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 17 Dec 2019, 05:27:29 PM
Jamia Millia Islamia is under high security cover

New Delhi:

Jamia Millia Islamia has been put under high security cover in view of the violent protests that took place in the last few days. Two gates of the nearby Sukhdev Vihar Metro Station have been closed as precaution. Police personnel have been deployed near Sukhdev Vihar and Holy Family Hospital. Delhi Police and para-police forces are ready with tear gas, water cannon and lathis to deal with any situation. As per reports, many protesters have gathered near the Gate No. 7 of the University. So far the situation is in control.

Meanwhile, the police found an empty cartridge was found near Jamia Millia Islamia but did not fire any bullet on protesters, a senior Home Ministry official said on Tuesday. A total of three persons were admitted to Safdarjung and Holy Family hospitals, the official said. While the one admitted at Holy Family Hospital did not have any bullet injury and was discharged, separate police and medical probes were on into the nature of injury of the two admitted at Safdarjung, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official said.

"We want to make it clear that the Delhi Police did not fire any bullet on protesters at Jamia. However, investigation is on about an empty cartridge that was found from the spot," the official said.

So far, 10 people were arrested by the police and none of them was student of Jamia. Asked about a video clip in which one person in civilian clothes was purportedly seen along with police personnel, the official said the individual was a Delhi Police constable posted in southeast district and part of the anti-auto theft squad. To a separate question, the official said the Delhi Police did not have rubber bullets in its disposal on the day of the incident.

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First Published : 17 Dec 2019, 05:13:57 PM