Police was forced to resort to baton-charged the Left and the BJP supporters as they got involved in a face off in the Kolkata’s Jadavpur area during rallies over the violence on Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus. Just a day after masked men went on a injuring spree inside the varsity injuring 34 students and teachers, protests erupted across the country in solidarity with the injured students of the prestigious institution.
The Delhi Police informed earlier in the day that the Crime Branch has found some vital clues in the case, and a specialised panel has been formed to carry out the probe. Delhi Police PRO M S Randhawa while addressing the media 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.”
During all this action, a plea has been filed in Supreme Court seeking contempt action against the Centre and Delhi Police for allegedly not following its orders to check mob violence at JNU on January 5.
Few hours before this JNU students’ union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, who was injured in Sunday’s attack, stated that some RSS-affiliated professors were promoting violence to break their movement on Sunday night. She claimed that there is a mutual understanding between the JNU security and the perpetrators. She said the police did not even intervene to try and stop the violence that was inflicted upon the students in the campus area.