New Delhi: A students’ protest against the opening of library at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi turned violent late on Tuesday night.
Late on Tuesday night, all the students gathered outside the library with sticks and started beating the security personnel. The accused also vandalized the library.
On the complaint of the JNU administration, Vasant Kunj North police station has started an investigation after registering a case against five students. Five students have been named in the FIR. At the same time, the police is trying to identify the other accused from the CCTV footage.
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According to the police, KP Singh, on behalf of the JNU administration, in his complaint to the police, said that he received information on Tuesday night that 35-40 students had gathered outside the library and were forcibly insisting on opening the library.
When KP Singh reached the spot with 15-16 security personnel, he saw all the students were creating a ruckus. Security personnel had cordoned off the accused from reaching the library. Some students started manhandling the security personnel and tried to break the gate with sticks. Due to this, one side of the glass of the library was broken.
Many students occupied the library
When the security personnel surrounded this gate, the students reached the other two gates and beat up the security personnel present there. Some students forcibly entered the library by breaking the gate. The security personnel caught the students – Rupesh, Pawan, Harshita, Sunny Dayal and Dhapu Soni – who had entered inside.
Many students occupied the library. After this the matter was reported to the police. According to the police, the incident is of June 8 and the case was registered on Wednesday on the complaint of the Chief Security Officer of the university. Police said that no arrest has been made in the case so far. At present the police is investigating the matter.