The goons became entained while the police waited for a pointless guide from JNU. Indian News
On a day marked by widespread outrage across the country and JNU students’ accounts of the nightmare on Sunday when no one seemed to be safe, police said they had received written permission from the JUN’s registrar university to enter the main campus only at 7:45 p.m., although they had reached the administrative block at 7 p.m. The UNJ government had stated in an earlier statement that the violence had broken down around 16:30 and that they had called the police “immediately.” No one could explain this three-hour delay that practically gave the mons a free race on campus, leading to accusations of complicity and conspiracy.
PCR sources said around 50 SOS calls were received by the Delhi police control room between 4pm and 5pm. Police arrived at the university and waited for permission even as the violence intensified. The scale was evident with students seen On Monday with bandaged heads, legs and hands plastered, fingers broken and clothes stained with blood. The condition of the man wing at the Sabarmati hostel indicated the cruelty of the attack.
Police officers said they were stepping cautiously after Jamia protests when they were accused of using excessive force on students and entering college without permission. Many junior police men said they were asked to avoid confrontation and await orders. This, however, did not peek out with his appearance the other way when students, teachers, political officials and even reporters were being attacked outside the door by a mob.
There was also no explanation for the lampposts to go out. Worse, armed macons kept moving without being challenged by the police.
Police have formed an investigative committee headed by joint commissioner (Western rank) Shalini Singh to investigate the police response.
When asked how so many armed men had managed to get into the university, a senior officer, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “The entrance to the JNU complex is multi-door and people who have access or know anyone on-campus are allowed to enter after the Lities security form by their own private agency. The door near the media institute is small and anyone can jump in and out easily. People can even enter and escape through the jungle area. The officer added that police deployed inside the campus in the administrative bloc are not armed.
Delhi police spokesman Mandeep Singh Randhawa denied any laxity on his part. “Since January 4, there have been incidents of on-campus violence due to the registration process, due to which a police team was present in the administrative block. However, after 5 pm, we had received calls from the hostel areas about scratches. We can go to this area only with written permission from the jNU administration. Police initiated the action only after permission was received,” Randhawa said. However, mobile clips from the campus showed young people holding sticks leaving campus with police officers nearby.
On Monday, crime branch officials went to campus and secured CCTV and mobile material that had been distributed on social media and among students. They will also identify those in the mob who have been recognized by students and also unidentified persons amid accusations that they belonged to ABVP. WhatsApp groups are being scanned and reports of code words that are being used by students to identify each other while vandalising the hostels being investigated. Police are also searching the statement of the 34 injured students who have been discharged from the hospital. Registrations in the register at the door are also being examined.
The FIR in this case, registered under sections of riots and damage to public property, states that violence on campus began around 15:45. An inspector and a few other police men had been deployed to the administrative block to avoid any protests under court orders. They were informed that some students were being beaten at Periyar Hostel. The inspector, who is the whistleblower at the FIR, has said in his statement that he and others arrived at the hostel where 40-50 unknown people – with their faces covered with silencers and clothes – wielding laisla being seen beating up students. They fled after the police officers arrived.
Violence erupted once again around 6:45 p.m. during a teachers’ march after six PCR teams and police at Vasant Kunj Police Station arrived on campus around 7 p.m. However, they were arrested in the administrative bloc. Police sources say that when they entered, the lights on campus went out and stones were thrown at PCR vehicles as well. The police then had to wait for reinforcements to arrive. During this time, the wrongdoers also prevented some ambulances from removing injured students from the shelters.
“At least 50 people were damaging the property in the hostel and outside. Through our public announcement system, we asked them to stop the violence and asked them to disperse. Some students began to flee, and among all this, some of the students and teachers suffered injuries and sent to the hospital,” the inspector said at the FIR. It was only after the administration sent a written communication requesting the intervention that 200 police officers were sent.