New Delhi: Yet one more video of alleged police brutality in Jamia Millia Islamia emerged on Monday whilst police maintained that it’s making an attempt to determine the precise sequence of the occasions after analysing all of the clips which have surfaced on social media.
Within the recent video, the police may be seen raining batons on college students who’re making an attempt to flee. Ladies college students may be seen transferring out whereas pleading with the police and one of many policemen may be seen breaking a digital camera.
Police, nonetheless, stated it is not going to be acceptable to declare anybody harmless with out a correct investigation.
Three movies had emerged on-line earlier, two months after the December 15 violence on the campus. Whereas one video purportedly confirmed paramilitary and police personnel thrashing college students within the library, two different movies, which appeared hours later, confirmed some youths with lined faces getting into the library
Particular Commissioner of Police (Crime Department) Praveer Ranjan stated that the Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) probing the December 15 violence will analyse all of the video clips to determine the precise sequence of the occasions resulting in that day’s incident.
“Once the sequence of events is established, we will identify all those involved in the violence and action as per law will be taken. By just seeing the videos being released on social media, it will not be appropriate to declare at this point of time that those present inside the Jamia campus or its library were innocent,” the particular commissioner stated.
The Jamia Coordination Committee issued an announcement saying that it was not in possession of the most recent video or every other such footage because the administration denied it entry citing that they are going to be sharing related footage with the folks involved when approached by means of official channels.
“The students who are being seen in these videos have clearly gone through a lot in the past two months. The humiliation, pain and horror is still fresh in their minds. Many students in the videos are seen shaking inconsolably and panicking in a terrorised state and have taking psychiatric help,” it added.
The daddy of a pupil, who was current within the library on that day, stated that the police have been batoncharging college students who have been making an attempt to flee.
“My son was among the sea of students who were trying to escape… Outside the library, the police and the CRPF batoncharged students and my son suffered fractures in his legs. He is still recovering,” he advised PTI.
Mohammad Minhajuddin, who had misplaced imaginative and prescient in certainly one of his eyes, because of the alleged police motion, stated most of the college students have been sporting handkerchiefs because of the impact of tear fuel.
“A presumption is being made that they were protesters who wanted to hide their faces. It is not the case. Even policemen were wearing handkerchiefs because of the same reason,” he stated.
He was within the 48-second video launched by the JCC within the early hours on Sunday.
“Students had bolted the doors of the reading room on the first floor after they heard cries from downstairs and tear gas shells being lobbed. Many students had come upstairs to shield themselves from the police,” he stated.
The policemen stored banging on the doorways and after a while, they managed to interrupt them open and barged inside.
“Before they barged in, the students were scared and they had shut their books and were anxiously looking towards the door. After they came inside, students receded to corners to escape their blows,” the legislation pupil recalled.
He burdened that the scholars current contained in the library didn’t give shelter to anybody carrying stones and the video by which an extended haired man is seen carrying one thing resembling a stone, could be a folded ‘handkerchief’.
Mohammad Mustafa, a grasp’s pupil, who was additionally seen within the video launched on Sunday by JCC, nonetheless has nightmares of that day.
“We never thought that police would attack us. I am preparing for UPSC and was in the library since morning with my laptop. In the evening, we could hear a commotion but never thought we would be attacked since we had nothing to do with the protests.”
He stated the police barged contained in the outdated studying corridor and hit him on the top. Even outdoors the library, the police and CRPF personnel hit him and he was chased until Gate no 7 and non secular slurs have been used towards him by safety personnel.
“I was badly injured but was taken to New Friends Colony police station instead of Holy Family Hospital, which is a few metres away from the varsity. I was not given first aid or even water at the police station,” he recalled.
Ranjan added that there’s footage by which rioters are seen throwing stones from contained in the campus and the police getting into in a hot-pursuit. The movies of the library present many masked males getting into it.
“The reason for the police to enter the campus was that rioters were present and throwing stones from inside,” he added. He stated that the investigation would additionally look into the circumstances of police motion contained in the campus.
On the allegation that college students have been seen carrying stones, the JCC stated, “If you see the video properly, you can see that the person was carrying a wallet in his hand, not a stone. Students generally take out their wallets from back pocket so that they can sit comfortably and study in the library.”