From puncturing the tyres of the ambulances to thrashing students and teachers, masked thugs roamed freely on the sprawling JNU campus. (Photo Credit: IANS Photos)
Even as the Delhi Police probes the JNU violence that shocked the nation, many are questioning the sequence of events that unfolded on Sunday. With reliable sources on ground, News Nation has put together the series of incidents that led to the violence that has stunned the nation. From puncturing the tyres of the ambulances to thrashing students and teachers, masked thugs roamed freely on the sprawling campus. Here’s the timeline of the JNU violence:
January 4: Around 1 pm, masked Intruders entered the Central Information System and damaged the server
January 5: Around noon, ABVP students who had gone for registration attacked. This went on till 1 p.m. security guards who tried to intervene were also beaten up.
Post 5 pm: Over 50 Intruders entered the campus from back gate . Armed with lathis, clubs and sticks. They entered hostels attacked students inside Sabarmati Hostel and Koyna Hostel. Attacked students who were at dhabas.
Masked Intruders also specifically attacked JNUSU official bearers and students.
5:30 pm: When the first distress call was made, few local police personnel reached the campus but stopped at entrance gate because no permission was given.
Around 6:45 pm: JNU administration gave a written consent to Delhi Police to enter inside.
Then subsequently several calls were made by students who were attacked.
7 pm: The Delhi Police enters JNU campus. Reinforcement entered the campus after 7:30 pm Senior officers DCP, JCP reached campus gate at around 7:45 pm. More deployment after 8 pm
While the ABVP and the Left students have blamed each other for the violence, several people are questioning the way the Delhi Police handled the situation. Voicing the concern, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came out in support of her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal. “Delhi's Police is not under Arvind Kejriwal rather it is under Central Govt. On one side they have sent the BJP goons and on the other they made the police inactive. What can police do if they are directed by higher authority. This is a fascist surgical strike,” Banerjee was quoted as saying.