The Crime Branch of Delhi Police is shortly going to interrogate the nine suspects including JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh in connection with the violence that took place in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Sunday evening of January 5, 2020. The police had yesterday served a notice to the 9 accused asking them to join them in the investigation of the JNU attack.
The police have prepared a list of questions to be asked of the accused. The Delhi Police on Friday had released photographs of the 9 masked assailants who unleashed violence in JNU on January 5. The Special Investigation Team of Crime Branch of Delhi, which is going to preside over the interrogation, had earlier alleged that JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh has not been forthcoming with them while she had been vocal to speak through media and other means. The team seeks to collect information about the entire incident through this inquisition. 7 out of the 9 suspects are from Left organisations.
Addressing a press conference, the Delhi Police had identified masked men who had vandalised property and beaten up students on the JNU campus on January 5. Former JNU student Chunchun Kumar, Pankaj Mishra, Sucheta Talukdar, Priya Ranjan, Bikash Patel, Dolan Sawan, Yogendra Bhardwaj and Aishe Ghosh have been identified as the accused in the JNU violence.
The Delhi police said that on January 3, Students’ Federation of India, All India Students’ Federation (AISF), All India Students’ Association (AISA) and Democratic Students’ Federation (DFI) destroyed the server and due to this registrations were halted.
In addition, Delhi Police has told the High Court that they had sought CCTV footage of January 5 violence but so far they have not received any response from the University. The Police had also written to Whatsapp seeking details of 2 groups but are still awaiting a response.
The High Court has issued a notice to Apple, Whatsapp and Google to preserve CCTV footage, Whatsapp conversations and other evidence related to January 5 violence at the university campus.
Correction: Delhi High Court issues notice to Apple*, Whatsapp, Google on petition of three JNU professors seeking to preserve CCTV footage, whatsapp conversations and other evidences related to January 5 violence at the University campus https://t.co/kN1Emjll0Y pic.twitter.com/kWZSljetxe
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Besides, the SIT has also called for questioning Akshat Awasthi and Rohit Shah. The police have also identified the masked women who were seen in the videos of JNU violence. The SIT has identified that the masked woman who was seen in the videos of the JNU violence is from Delhi University. She will be soon served the notice to join the investigation,” Delhi Police said.
On January 5, 2020, masked assailants bearing allegiance to the left barged into the JNU campus and attacked the students who were filling the registration forms for the winter semester.