Post Sunday attack, forensic teams reach JNU

The Delhi Police on Tuesday issued a public appeal seeking pictures, footage or any information related to Sunday’s violence on JNU campus that left 34 people injured even as forensic teams looked for evidence.
Post Sunday attack, forensic teams reach JNU
Protests at JNU

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Teams from Physics, Chemistry and Biology divisions of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) were in the university, sources said. The Physics team will collect evidence such as rods and stones used by the masked mob to attack students and teachers at the university, while the Chemistry team will collect samples of chemicals, if there are any. The biology team will collect DNA samples, among other evidence. A team of photo experts from the FSL was also present at the campus.

Delhi Police has requested the FSL to also send a computer forensics team to analyse CCTV footage and it is likely to visit the university on Wednesday, according to the sources. “A Crime Branch team of Delhi Police is probing the case in a scientific and professional manner and evidence is being collected,” said Anil Mittal, Additional PRO of Delhi Police. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Crime Branch is headed by Joy Tirkey. Joint Commissioner of Police (Western Range) Shalini Singh, who is heading a fact-finding committee to probe the incident, also visited the JNU campus and spoke to students and teachers. Singh visited all the spots and interacted with the students on campus. Meanwhile, Delhi Police’s Crime Branch issued a public appeal urging “all those who are witnesses to the incident or have any information about the incident or have captured any activity on their mobile phones or camera” to “come forward and give their statements/footage/picture in their possession to the SIT”.

Leave past behind, return to campus: VC

Under fire from students and faculty members for not doing enough when they were brutally attacked by a masked mob on campus, Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on Tuesday urged students to put the past behind and return to the varsity’s premises. In a brief statement, Kumar said, “Our heart goes out to all injured students. Theincident (violence) is unfortunate. I would like to tell students that JNU campus is a secure place.After the attack there has been a demand from several quarters, including the students and faculty members, for his resignation.
2 FIRs lodged for vandalism at JNU server room
The Delhi Police has registered two FIRs in connection with vandalism at the server room at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, police said on Tuesday. The FIRs were registered on the complaint of JNU administration on January 5, they said. 
The JNU administration had given the names of students union office bearers including its president Aishe Gosh in connection with the vandalism but police have not put her name or that of other students in the accused column of the FIRs. One compliant was lodged on January 3 for switching off the server while another complaint was registered on January 4 for vandalising the server room, police said. JNUSU Vice President Saket Moon alleged that the administration is selectively targeting some students and denied any involvement in the vandalism of the server room. 
Meanwhile, JNU Professor Sucharita Sen, who suffered head injuries during an attack on students and teachers in the university campus on Sunday, has filed a police complaint. Sen said outsiders had gathered at the university campus with sticks, rods, and deadly weapons. She said she was first hit with a large stone on her shoulder and then with even a larger one on her head, following which she fell on the ground bleeding profusely.
Fringe Hindu group claims responsibility 

A fringe right-wing group, Hindu Raksha Dal, has purportedly taken responsibility for the attack on JNU students in a video posted on social media. The video, which was posted on social media on Monday and has gone viral since, shows a man identifying himself as Pinki Chaudhary saying that those who resort to “anti-national activities” will be treated in the same way that JNU students and faculty were. He later told news channels that others involved in “anti-national activities” will face similar attacks. 

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