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Delhi Police names Left-wing students as suspects in JNU violence

Also names JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh as suspect; says notices will be served

Sabrangindia 10 Jan 2020

Delhi PoliceImage Courtesy: thelogicalindian.com

In fresh developments in the matter of attacks on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the Delhi Police has identified nine suspects including victim Aishe Ghosh, the JNU students’ union President who was gravely injured in the incident that was carried out by masked goons.

Other people identified by the Delhi police are said to be members of Left-wing student organizations.

DCP Joy Tirkey who addressed a press conference in the matter, said that the cases are under investigation by the Crime Branch of India. He also said that generally, the Delhi Police informs the media after the investigation, but because of the misinformation spread in this matter, the police was holding the briefing to ascertain the chain of events in the matter.

The police disclosed nine names and released the photographs of the suspects saying that they haven’t detained anyone yet, but will serve notices to them and ask them about their presence at the place of the incident.

The names given by the Delhi Police are:

Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU President

Vikas Patel, MA Korean Studies

Pankaj Mishra, School of Social Science

Chunchun Kumar, former JNU student

Yogendra Bhardwaj, PhD Sanskrit

Dolan Samanata, School of Social Science

Sucheta Talukdar, School of Social Science

Priya Ranjan, School of Language and Cultural Studies

The police have named organizations like Students’ Front of India, All India Students’ Association, All India Students’ Federation, Democratic Students’ Federation to be involved in the violence, claiming they were the ones who threw out the staff of the Central Server room to stop students from registering for the semester exams. The police also said that they attacked people at the Periyar hostel and claimed that some members of the JNUSU were also involved.

The students have been booked for assault, criminal intimidation and other charges. This, after the police said that they could not find CCTV evidence and were only acting based on accounts of witnesses and videos and photographs from mobile phones.

No information about the masked goons was given by the police during the briefing.

However, JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh has spoken to the media saying, “"Delhi Police can do their inquiry. I also have evidence to show how I was attacked. Biased information by the police. I don't fear anything, haven't done anything wrong. I have not carried out any assault." She said she spoke to the HRD Secretary Amit Khare discussing the demands of the students of JNU and that he has ensured positive intervention in the matter, a circular for which will be released soon.

The JNU students union also issued a statement on the matter saying that the SIT that was instituted was fake. Their statement said that the DCP had maintained a deafening silence on the involvement of the ABVP students and very had conveniently forgotten to mention that some of the students named as suspects were in fact from the ABVP. It also pointed out to the shoddiness of the investigation where the DCP has passed of one student to be another.

They also stated that Aishe Ghosh and some other students who were named as suspects were falsely implicated on the basis of fake videos and that the ABVP students who attacked the JNU students on the night of January 5 also had knives and acid to potentially injure students.

Their statement read, "The Police is conveniently talking the language of Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar. For Mamidala, only people with ABVP are students and rest are agitators. Same is the case with the Delhi Police. It is a fact that the registration process undertaken by the JNU administration was a sham in which the overwhelming majority of students did not take part and the administration has gone on to the extent of claiming that those who merely cleared their mess dues, without taking the fee hike are registered! The registration process which is a process of physical verification was turned into a mockery by the administration through its whatsapp university model."

Speaking about the MHRD they said, "The MHRD on the other hand is talking about addressing students demands by revoking the utility and service charge. Although it is significant that such an administration was forced to concede even if their intention to ultimately raise is clear, the approach of the MHRD is to wash it's hands off rather than address the crisis May we remind the MHRD secretary that it is only a part of the discussion that took place on 11th. And considering the culpability of the VC and his supporters within faculty in the violence, the MHRD should follow up on advice it had given to the VC which he ignored and take steps to remove him. The advice of the secretary to students would be well founded if he took action on the VC who is responsible for the chaos."

They said that to deflect attention from imported goons, incidents were being twisted and distortions spread and asked the public to look through the malicious agenda apart from saying that their spirit would never die down.

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Delhi Police names Left-wing students as suspects in JNU violence

Also names JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh as suspect; says notices will be served

Delhi PoliceImage Courtesy: thelogicalindian.com

In fresh developments in the matter of attacks on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the Delhi Police has identified nine suspects including victim Aishe Ghosh, the JNU students’ union President who was gravely injured in the incident that was carried out by masked goons.

Other people identified by the Delhi police are said to be members of Left-wing student organizations.

DCP Joy Tirkey who addressed a press conference in the matter, said that the cases are under investigation by the Crime Branch of India. He also said that generally, the Delhi Police informs the media after the investigation, but because of the misinformation spread in this matter, the police was holding the briefing to ascertain the chain of events in the matter.

The police disclosed nine names and released the photographs of the suspects saying that they haven’t detained anyone yet, but will serve notices to them and ask them about their presence at the place of the incident.

The names given by the Delhi Police are:

Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU President

Vikas Patel, MA Korean Studies

Pankaj Mishra, School of Social Science

Chunchun Kumar, former JNU student

Yogendra Bhardwaj, PhD Sanskrit

Dolan Samanata, School of Social Science

Sucheta Talukdar, School of Social Science

Priya Ranjan, School of Language and Cultural Studies

The police have named organizations like Students’ Front of India, All India Students’ Association, All India Students’ Federation, Democratic Students’ Federation to be involved in the violence, claiming they were the ones who threw out the staff of the Central Server room to stop students from registering for the semester exams. The police also said that they attacked people at the Periyar hostel and claimed that some members of the JNUSU were also involved.

The students have been booked for assault, criminal intimidation and other charges. This, after the police said that they could not find CCTV evidence and were only acting based on accounts of witnesses and videos and photographs from mobile phones.

No information about the masked goons was given by the police during the briefing.

However, JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh has spoken to the media saying, “"Delhi Police can do their inquiry. I also have evidence to show how I was attacked. Biased information by the police. I don't fear anything, haven't done anything wrong. I have not carried out any assault." She said she spoke to the HRD Secretary Amit Khare discussing the demands of the students of JNU and that he has ensured positive intervention in the matter, a circular for which will be released soon.

The JNU students union also issued a statement on the matter saying that the SIT that was instituted was fake. Their statement said that the DCP had maintained a deafening silence on the involvement of the ABVP students and very had conveniently forgotten to mention that some of the students named as suspects were in fact from the ABVP. It also pointed out to the shoddiness of the investigation where the DCP has passed of one student to be another.

They also stated that Aishe Ghosh and some other students who were named as suspects were falsely implicated on the basis of fake videos and that the ABVP students who attacked the JNU students on the night of January 5 also had knives and acid to potentially injure students.

Their statement read, "The Police is conveniently talking the language of Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar. For Mamidala, only people with ABVP are students and rest are agitators. Same is the case with the Delhi Police. It is a fact that the registration process undertaken by the JNU administration was a sham in which the overwhelming majority of students did not take part and the administration has gone on to the extent of claiming that those who merely cleared their mess dues, without taking the fee hike are registered! The registration process which is a process of physical verification was turned into a mockery by the administration through its whatsapp university model."

Speaking about the MHRD they said, "The MHRD on the other hand is talking about addressing students demands by revoking the utility and service charge. Although it is significant that such an administration was forced to concede even if their intention to ultimately raise is clear, the approach of the MHRD is to wash it's hands off rather than address the crisis May we remind the MHRD secretary that it is only a part of the discussion that took place on 11th. And considering the culpability of the VC and his supporters within faculty in the violence, the MHRD should follow up on advice it had given to the VC which he ignored and take steps to remove him. The advice of the secretary to students would be well founded if he took action on the VC who is responsible for the chaos."

They said that to deflect attention from imported goons, incidents were being twisted and distortions spread and asked the public to look through the malicious agenda apart from saying that their spirit would never die down.

Related:

Solidarity pours in for brutally attacked JNU students and teachers
JNU alumni calls for solidarity march to condemn January 5 attack
JNU‘s fee hike fight an eyesore for the admin and Govt.?

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