JNU violence Live Updates: Police on Monday baton-charged the Left and the BJP supporters as they engaged in a face off in the Kolkata’s Jadavpur area during rallies over the violence on Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, officials said. Day after masked men went on a rampage inside the varsity injuring 34 students and teachers, protests erupted across the country in solidarity with the injured students of the premier institution.
The Delhi Police said the Crime Branch has found some vital clues in the case, and a fact-finding panel has been formed to expedite the probe. Addressing a press conference on Monday evening, Delhi Police PRO M S Randhawa stated that the campus’ internal security rests with the JNU administration, and refuted charges of delayed action by the cops saying, “We have responded to PCR calls, and law and order situation professionally.” Meanwhile, a plea has been filed in Supreme Court seeking contempt action against the Centre and Delhi Police for allegedly not following its direction to check mob violence at JNU on January 5.
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Earlier JNU students’ union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, who was injured in Sunday’s attack, claimed that some RSS-affiliated professors were promoting violence to break their movement on Sunday night. Alleging a nexus between the JNU security and the perpetrators, she said the police did not even intervene to stop the violence inflicted upon the students on campus.