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Gun, cartridges found in bag inside JNU; case registered

The Delhi Police have lodged a case under the Arms Act on the incident of bag containing a pistol and live cartridges found in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) premises.

A senior officer said that the bags contained 7.65 mm pistol, seven cartridges and a screwdriver.  

According to the Chief Security Officer of JNU, the bag was found in the JNU premises at around 2 am on Monday.

Earlier too, a similar incident occurred at JNU when a gun was spotted in the DTC depot in the month of April along with a threat letter to Kanhaiya and Umar Khalid.

In its statement, the JNU administration expressed concern over the incident and mentioned that the administration was in the process of installing Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) at the gates of the campus and the public areas of the complex.

The JNU administration also asked the stakeholders of JNU to be alert and cautious taking into consideration that despite its warnings many outsiders were coming into the campus to take part in the processions and events. 

The JNUSU President Mohit Pandey said: “This was an act to create fear among the students who are fighting for the justice for Najeeb. Earlier too, an incident like this was carried out by Amit Jani who threatened to  enter the campus and shoot Kanhaiya and Umar. We demand a proper and a fair inquiry into the matter.”

In refuting the claims of the Hinduttva brigade being involved in the incident, Saurabh Sharma, ex-Joint Secretary, JNUSU said: “Neither the ABVP nor any part of our organisation should be linked with the incident. 

An inquiry will show that this incident has been carried out to malign the image of ABVP and its affiliates. The inquiry should also delve into the aspects of a huge influx of Jamia students coming into the campus.”

Ajai Patnaik, President JNUTA said: “This incident again highlighted a deliberate attempt to affect the secular nature of the campus.”
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