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JNU Violence Live Update: Delhi Crime Branch begins investigation, CCTV footage, WhatsApp screenshots examined

Published on: Tue 07 Jan 2020 10:55 AM IST
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JNU Violence Live Updates: In the aftermath of the violence that broke out on JNU Campus on Sunday evening, Delhi Police has filed an FIR and registered a case against JNU JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh. On the other hand, Protestors in Mumbai were moved from Gateway of India to Aazad Maidan today morning. Yesterday, protests erupted across different cities and premier educational institutions expressing solidarity with the injured students and teachers of JNU. Political blame-game has also intensified over the JNU Violence that took place on Sunday evening, with BJP trading charges with Congress and Left parties on instigating violence. On the other hand, Left parties and Congress have blamed RSS’s student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for the violence that took place on Sunday evening at JNU campus.

Stay tuned for live news, updates and political reactions on this row here.

  • 10 Apr 10:48 AM

    JNU VC Jagadesh Kumar addresses Media

    JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar addressed media on Tuesday afternoon in a non-televised press-conference. In his address, JNU VC has termed the violence that took place on Sunday evening on JNU campus as 'painful'. He added that JNU is known across the world for its culture of debate, discussion. About the on-going Police investigation, Jagadesh Kumar said that Delhi Police was called into the campus by the University administration on Sunday evening after the situation went out of control. He also added that Delhi police is currently trying to establish if the masked mob that attacked students and faculty members were from outside or not.

  • 14 Jan 04:19 PM

    ABVP are NSUI workers clash in Ahmedabad

    As per latest media reports, workers of NUSI – Congress’s student wing and ABVP – RSS affiliated students organizations were involved in a clash outside Ahmedabad ABVP office. Currently, more details about awaited about the clash.

  • 07 Jan 05:06 PM

    CPI-M seeks removal of JNU Vice Chancellor

    CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury joined students and faculty members who were protesting outside JNU Campus today. He expressed solidarity with the students and demanded immediate removal of JNU Vice Chancellor. In addition he also sought identification of those who attacked students & also complete roll back of fee hike.

  • 07 Jan 04:43 PM

    JNU students protest against violence on campus

    On Tuesday afternoon, students and teachers from JNU launched fresh protest outside the main gate of the University. Students and teachers were demanding extensive probe into the mob attack on campus and condemned the violence that took place on Sunday evening.

  • 07 Jan 04:41 PM

    JNU CCTV footage inaccessible due to server damage

    Delhi Police, which had earlier said that it would examine the CCTV footage of the cameras installed in the JNU campus to identify the masked attackers, have now said that CCTV footage is unusable due to damage to the server. Delhi Crime Branch's investigation was hampered due to unavailability of CCTV footage due to damage done to CIS Data Centre on campus. In related news, Delhi Police has also said that it is currently examining WhatsApp screenshots that were circulating among the students and trying to locate the numbers that shared messages that incited violence. Delhi Police said that “Most of the numbers are switched off right now. But their location at the time of violence will be taken through CDR.”

  • 07 Jan 02:53 PM

    JNU VC Jagadesh Kumar addresses Media

    JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar addressed media on Tuesday afternoon in a non-televised press-conference. In his address, JNU VC has termed the violence that took place on Sunday evening on JNU campus as 'painful'. He added that JNU is known across the world for its culture of debate, discussion. About the on-going Police investigation, Jagadesh Kumar said that Delhi Police was called into the campus by the University administration on Sunday evening after the situation went out of control. He also added that Delhi police is currently trying to establish if the masked mob that attacked students and faculty members were from outside or not.

  • 07 Jan 02:13 PM

    Masked Men will be exposed soon, says Javadekar

    Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that ‘masked’ men involved in the JNU attack will be exposed soon. His statement comes shortly after Home Ministry ordered a detailed inquiry in the incident. Javadekar further added that misunderstanding are deliberately being spread among the students to incite violence.

  • 07 Jan 02:06 PM

    JNU Prof on Govt panel quits after Sunday’s violence

    JNU Professor CP Chandrasekhar has decided to quit the Government Panel of which he was part of following violence on JNU campus on Sunday evening. The panel of which Prof Chandrasekhar was part of, was tasked with reviewing economic data a day before its first meeting. In a letter to panel members, he said that he was deeply “disturbed" by the masked mob attack on students and teachers on JNU campus on Sunday.

  • 07 Jan 01:14 PM

    Delhi Police to use face-recognition to identify perpetrators

     Delhi Police is planning to use cutting-edge technology and facial recognition software to identify the ‘masked’ attackers that carried out violence on JNU campus on Sunday evening. Currently, Delhi Crime Branch team is already on campus to record statements from staff and students who were present during the violent attack. Moveover, a team of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has also reached JNU campus to collect evidence and conduct investigations. 

  • 07 Jan 01:08 PM

    JNU Professor files Police Complaint

    Today, JNU Professor Sucharita Sen has filed a police complaint against the mob attack that took place on JNU Campus on Sunday evening. Prof Sen was one of the faculty members who was severely injured in the mob attack. In a statement, she has also said that JNU students were not involved in any kind of violence and that ‘outsiders’ carried out the attack on JNU on 5th January.

  • 07 Jan 12:07 PM

    Congress appoints fact-finding team on JNU Violence

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appointed a four-member fact finding committee to probe the JNU violence incident that took place on Sunday evening. The committee is expected to hold its first meeting today and is expected to submit a report to the Congress President within a week.

  • 07 Jan 12:06 PM

    Delhi Crime Branch Reaches JNU

    Delhi Police had transferred the JNU violence case to Delhi Crime Branch on Monday. Today i.e. on Tuesday, Delhi Police Crime Branch team has reached JNU campus to investigate the violence that took place on campus on Sunday evening.

  • 07 Jan 11:59 AM

    Hindu Raksha Dal claims responsibility for JNU Attack

    According to latest media reports, a fringe group called ‘Hindu Raksha Dal’ as claimed responsibility of JNU mob attack on Sunday evening. Hindu Raksha Dal chief Pinky Chaudhary termed JNU as hub of ‘anti-national acitvities’ and said that the group couldn’t tolerate it. She along with her group has taken complete responsibility for the attack on JNU campus on Sunday evening. In response, Delhi Police has also issued a statement saying that they are aware of the claims made by Hindu Raksha Dal chief Pinky Chaudhary and are investigating the matter. 

  • 07 Jan 11:05 AM

    Free Kashmir Poster creates controversy at Mumbai Protests

    Yesterday, a protester present at Gateway of India held a ‘Free Kashmir’ poster creating a controversy and adding to the political fodder to already sensitive issue. Former Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took to twitter to raise questions about the nature of the protests and presence of separatist elements in Mumbai. Following this, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut issued a statement saying that 'free Kashmir' was demanding freedom of restrictions on internet services, mobile services and other issues. Meanwhile, BJP's Kirit Somaiya has filed a formal FIR on the matter.

  • 07 Jan 11:04 AM

    Case Filed against JNUSU President

    On Tuesday morning, Delhi Police has filed an FIR against JNU students' union leader Aishe Ghosh and 8 other students from the university for vandalizing JNU CIS Data Centre and Server Room on 4th January 2020. As per media reports, the FIR has been filed on request on JNU administration which has blamed JNUSU for agitating over the hike in hostel fees had "ransacked" the server room and "intimidated" technical staff in an attempt to hamper winter semester registration process.

  • 07 Jan 11:04 AM

    Winter Semester Registration Deadline Extended

    Following extensive damage to the CIS Data Centre of JNU, the server room of JNU has been left in complete shambles, as per a statement issued by JNU Registrar. Currently, the University administration is trying to repair and restore the Data Centre to restart the Winter Semester Registration Process. However, acknowledging the delay, JNU Administration has decided to extend the application deadline for Winter Semester until 12th January 2020 i.e. next Sunday.

  • 07 Jan 11:01 AM

    Protestors Moved from Gateway of India to Aazad Maidan

    Student protestors, who were protesting against the brutal mob attack against JNU campus on Sunday evening, have been moved to Aazad Maidan from Gateway of India. Mumbai Police in a statement issued earlier said that “protest had blocked roads and inconvenienced Mumbaikars and tourists.” The statement also said that protesters were moved from Gateway of India, following several appeals to the protestors.

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