No Action against Attackers, But FIR lodged against Injured JNU President

Delhi Police has filed a FIR against JNU students’ union leader Aishe Ghosh and 19 other people for allegedly vandalising the university server room and attacking security guards on Saturday

No Action against Attackers, But FIR lodged against Injured JNU President
user

NH Web Desk

Delhi Police has filed a FIR against JNU students' union leader Aishe Ghosh and 19 other people for allegedly vandalising the university server room and attacking security guards on Saturday.

The first information report (FIR), filed at 8.43 pm on Sunday - around the time Ms Ghosh and other JNU students were being brutally attacked by a masked mob.

FIR claims that Ms Ghosh was "indulged in physical violence", "pushed lady guards" and "threatened" guards.

A second FIR - also about the server room incident - had been filed Friday but doesn't name Ms Ghosh.

A third FIR was filed on Sunday in connection with the mob violence on JNU campus that left 34 people, including students and faculty members injured. Aishe Ghosh was among those injured.

Congress has condemned the act by the police, party said on Twitter,

"40 hours since the violent attacks in JNU & the Delhi Police has failed to arrest a single perpetrator, despite the glaring evidence...

... Is the police so incompetent under Amit Shah?Instead they file an FIR against a victim of the attack. Disgraceful."

University officials claim technical staff accessed the communication and information (CIS) premises on Saturday morning after students allegedly made the servers dysfunctional the day before.

The staff got servers back online but claimed that a group of "miscreants" re-entered the room around 1 pm and again damaged them.

JNU Students Union hit back and said the university administration used "masked" security guards to destroy the server room and attack students.

"They were shamefully wearing masks. JNUSU president was openly slapped," the JNUSU had alleged.

Students not only across the nation but also from International Universities like Oxford have shown solidarity to JNU students and have highly condemned the brutal attack.

JNUSU has alleged that Police has been inactive and mute not only during the whole attack but also seems soft towards the attackers.

The JNU administration has claimed the server incident is related to an ongoing standoff between students and the university over a hike in hostel fees.

They have also claimed that Sunday's violence was linked to the attack on the servers.

Delhi Police has come under heavy criticism for its conduct during the attack.

Though  a single FIR has been filed against the unidentified persons but no arrests have been done so far.

For all the latest India News, Follow India Section.

    Published: 7 Jan 2020, 3:43 PM
    next