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JNU Attack: Cops To Question Nine Suspects

JNU Attack: Cops To Question Nine Suspects

Delhi Police released a series of photographs some of the pictures did not seem very clear.

New Delhi: Delhi Police had issued notice to the nine students , who were suspected to be involved in clashes hours before the mob attack on JNU students and faculty on January 5 .
The suspects, including injured JNU student union leader Aishe Ghosh, had been named and identified on Friday on the basis of viral social media videos, pictures and statements from hostel wardens, security guards and students.

The suspects will be questioned from Monday, with different time slots for each suspect. The cops also mentioned that there's no need for female suspects to be present at the Crime Branch office but would be questioned by female officers at a time and place of their choice.

The cops added, that several other students whose connection to the violence is as yet unclear have also been identified and will be questioned the coming week.

On Friday, Delhi Police released a series of photographs some of the pictures did not seem very clear, they said that identified suspects in clashes over the hostel fee hike that took place at the university's computer server room on January 4 and January 5.

This happend hours before a masked mob of around 70 to 100 goons, carrying iron rods, stones and sticks, barged onto the JNU campus and went on an unchecked rampage that left 34 injured.

Naming majorly members of the Left-controlled students union, the cops also named Yogendra Bhardwaj and Vikas Patel both are said to be members of the BJP-linked ABVP.

Left-backed student groups and the ABVP have accused each other of the violence.

Faced with the accusations Aishe Ghosh delivered an emotional retort later, saying: "I was not the one in a mask... I am the one who was affected. I still have my blood-soaked clothes".

On Saturday, Delhi Police sources said they had identified 37 members of the 60-member group Known as 'Unity against Left', which was created hours before the mob attack.
It is believed that members of the mob, which includes non-students, facilitated the entry of the weapon-wielding goons.

The police had previously stated that the lack of CCTV footage is a major obstacle in identifying suspects. On Saturday, JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadeesh M Kumar, in his meeting with the students since the attack, said that additional CCTV cameras would be installed near hostels.

The meeting with the students did not include JNU Students Union members.

VC Mr Kumar, who has been heavily criticised for taking no action during Sunday's attack and his resignation was demanded by the students and teachers of the university.

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