Delhi Police quiz JNUSU president : The Tribune India

Delhi Police quiz JNUSU president

Delhi Police quiz JNUSU president

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh at JNU campus in New Delhi on Monday. PTI



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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 13

The crime branch of the Delhi Police, which is investigating the violence on JNU campus on January 5, today visited the university campus and questioned three students, including JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, said officials.

The other two students questioned by the officers of the crime branch included Pankaj Mishra and Vasker Vijay Mech. The trio are among the nine suspects whose pictures were recently released by the police following the January 5 violence in which 35 students, including Ghosh, were injured.

Last week, the Delhi Police claimed that the violence at JNU was a fallout of the tension since January 1 over the registration process.

Ghosh is among the seven of the total nine suspects, who are from the Left-leaning student organisations while two suspects are from the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

The police said that besides Ghosh, Mishra and Mech, Dolan Samanta, Priya Ranjan, Sucheta Talukdar and Chunchun Kumar (an alumnus) had been named as suspects in the case. Vikas Patel and Yogendra Bharadwaj, both from ABVP, are among the nine suspects in the case. Notices have been sent to them to join the probe. The police said Akshat Awasthi and Rohit Shah, who featured in a sting operation conducted by a TV news channel, have also been issued notices.

The police claimed that it has also identified the masked woman, seen in the purported videos of the violence shared on social media, as Komal Sharma, who was wearing a check shirt, light blue scarf and carrying a stick. She has also been sent a notice to join the investigation, the police said, adding that her phone was found to be switched off since Saturday night.

Delhi Police chief meets Home Secy

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Monday met Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and is believed to have briefed him about the prevailing situation in the city, which continues to witness protests against the CAA. MHA sources said 94 people have been arrested so far in the Capital for indulging in violence during protests.