Ramjas College incident: Police examining students, teachers
The Delhi Police on Thursday told a court here that it was examining students and teachers to identify the culprits involved in the Ramjas College clashes that broke out between ABVP and Left-affiliated AISA early this year.
In a nine-page action taken report, the police said it was also examining members of both the groups, ABVP and AISA, and details of students of various colleges of the Delhi University were being sought from the proctor.
The report was filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra in connection with a complaint seeking lodging of an FIR in the Ramjas College incident in which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised by members of students groups AISA and SFI in February this year. The court listed the matter for August 29 for hearing arguments of complainant Vivek Garg.
"Complainant seeks time to advance arguments on his application seeking FIR. Put up for arguments on August 29," the magistrate said.
The report filed by Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, in pursuance to court's earlier order, said the administrative staff as well as teachers of Ramjas College are being examined.
It said they have already lodged an FIR at Maurice Nagar police station on February 22 for the alleged offences or rioting and obstructing, causing hurt and assault to deter public servant from discharging duty.
Police has also given notice to the college principal to provide the footage of the CCTV installed in the college or any video recording conducted by the administration at the time of the incident. Regarding a video footage provided by the complainant, the police said as of now its authenticity is not clear and it has been obtained from an unknown social network and media websites and "apparently looks doctored".
"Hence, in order to establish the same, requests have been sent to different electronic media sources to provide un-edited/raw footage of the incident.
"There is no authentic source of the media content and it appears that it has been made from antecedent events such as previous speeches of Umar Khalid," the report said, referring to the student who was allegedly involved in raising anti- national slogans in the JNU.
It added that the footage is being analysed and would be sent to forensic lab for scrutiny.
"Efforts are being made to identify the persons indulging in the protests as the video footage, even if assumed to be not doctored or falsified, does not reveal the true and accurate identity of all the culprits involved. Sincere efforts are being undertaken to identify the culprits and fasten the culpability on the same," the report said.