“JNU VC, the mastermind of pre-planned attack”: Congress’ fact-finding committee on JNU violence

Congress’ fact-finding committee has suggested that the JNU attack was “premeditated, pre-planned and targeted to intimidate fear in students and faculty”

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Congress fact-finding committee that inquired into the mob violence at JNU on January 5 has singled out VC Jagadeesh M Kumar as the "mastermind" behind the attack and called for his immediate dismissal.

Congress' fact-finding committee has suggested that the JNU attack was "premeditated, pre-planned and targeted to intimidate fear in students and faculty"

The party has also demanded a "criminal investigation" against Mr Kumar and others for "conspiring with the attackers to unleash the violence".

The report says that the Delhi Police that should be held accountable for their conduct during the attack.

In a detailed document, Congress has accused Delhi Police of allowing attackers to move freely around the campus.

The committee report alleged the Vice Chancellor's actions "point to connivance and complicity with the attackers".

Committee's report revealed that the VC  has the inclination to right-wing ideology. The report pointed to discrepancies between the university's official statement on the violence and that released by the cops.

According to the report, JNU officials called the cops at about 4.30 pm, but the cops said there were only allowed to enter at about 7.45 pm.

In their first official statement, Delhi Police also said the violence took place at a spot far away from where their personnel had been stationed.

The Congress's report claims that the police had been on campus since afternoon, but did nothing.

Delhi Police have filed only one FIR linked to the violence.No arrests have been made, so far, in that case.

Police have filed multiple FIRs on students alleging them of server room violence, including the Ms.Ghosh

Ms Aishe Ghosh, who suffered a head injury in the attack, has firmly denied any involvement - either hers or those of JNUSU officials - in the incident at the server room.

The Congress report, however, cast suspicion over the server room episode itself.

It said it "reeks of mala fides" and pointed to a statement issued by the Vice-Chancellor that said the server room was functioning on January 4, the day it was allegedly vandalised.

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