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Protests in Jamia Millia Islamia

On February 13, The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet in the December 15 violence that took place in Jamia Milia Islamia.

The police named JNU student Sharjeel Imam in the chargesheet as an “instigator” in the violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Jamia-New Friends colony

Sharjeel Imam’s name was mentioned in the chargesheet after an accused in the December 15 violence had alleged that he was provoked by Imam’s speeches.

According to the chargesheet, the police found empty bullet cartridges belonging to 3.2 mm pistol on the spot. No Jamia student has been named in the chargesheet.

The police in its charge sheet has attached CCTV footage, call detail records and statements of over 100 witnesses as evidence before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur.

Protestors had allegedly set four public buses on fire and two police vehicles as they clashed with police in New Friends’ Colony near Jamia Millia Islamia during the demonstration against the CAA on December 15, leaving nearly 60 people including students, cops and firefighters injured.

The police had used teargas shells to disperse the violent mob. Police had entered the Jamia university campus without permission, saying that rioters had taken shelter there. However, the Jamia students had denied that they were involved in the violence and had alleged police brutality.

Meanwhile, A Delhi Court on Tuesday has sent Sharjeel Imam to judicial remand for 14 days in Jamia violence case of December 15.

 

 

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