Two days after the violent clashes against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the National Capital, sources say that the Delhi Police has zeroed in on the main culprits behind the Sunday mob. Sources told News Nation that the culprits used WhatsApp groups to send incendiary messages. Sources in the Delhi Police say that the Sunday violence was a ‘pre-planned conspiracy.’ The culprits had sent out messages asking the people to bring ‘petrol bombs’. Sources say that the planning was done to such an extent that the culprits had anticipated robust police action. Preparators had told people on WhatsApp to bring along wet blankets, which would have helped them in fighting tear gas attack by the police. Sources say that this is the same modus operandi that was being used by the protesters in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Delhi Police arrested 10 people in connection with the Sunday violence in vicinity of Jamia Millia Islamia university on Tuesday. The clashes sparked massive protests across campuses in India with students demanding rollback of the Citizenship Amendment Act and probe into police brutality. The Delhi Police said that the 10 people, who have been arrested, have criminal background. News Nation has learnt that out of these 10 individuals, three are known as ‘bad characters’ in the area. The police has also distinctively said that no student of the Jamia Millia Islamia university has been arrested. The cops said that the arrests were made after probing the CCTV footages of December 15. The cops further said that more arrests are likely to be made in coming days.
On Sunday, the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent, which soon engulfed the Jamia campus. Students were dragged out form the central library, thrashed. Though the police have claimed that several videos circulating on social media are unverifiable and some of them present a distorted version of the events that unfolded on Sunday, the Vice Chancellor of the university maintains that the cops stormed the campus and intimidated the students with brutality.