Delhi Police files chargesheet in Jamia violence case

NEW DELHI, FEB 18 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 2/18/2020 12:56:51 PM IST

The Delhi Police has filed its chargesheet in connection with the December 15 violence in and around Jamia Milia University and New Friends Colony in south Delhi, sources said on Tuesday. 

According to sources, in its chargesheet, which was filed before Delhi’s Saket court on February 13, the Delhi Police has named 18 persons in connection with violence in Jamia Milia and New Friends Colony.

The 18 people, named in its chargesheet, have been charged with rioting, damage to public property and obstruction to the public servant.

Sharjeel Imam, a former JNU student, who had been arrested by the Delhi Police and booked in a sedition case earlier, has been named as the instigator behind the violence in Jamia University and the New Friends Colony on December 15 last year.

In its chargesheet, the Delhi Police also placed the CCTV footage, details of the call records and the statements of over 100 witnesses who were examined by it in connection with the case as evidence.

The investigation conducted by the Delhi Police revealed that empty bullet cartridges that were found during the violence belonged to .32 mm pistol. 

Delhi Police will also release more photographs for identification in the rioting. The chargesheet was filed before Delhi’s Saket court on February 13, the sources said.

So far, 17 arrests have been made in connection with the case - 9 from NFC and 8 from Jamia Milia University. According to Delhi Police, all of them are locals. Meanwhile, no Jamia University student has been chargesheeted in connection with the case. 


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