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Former Congress MLA Asif Khan Named As Accused In FIR In Jamia Violence: Delhi Police

Kasim Usmani (CYSS Student Wing Of AAP), Asif Khan (Former MLA), Chandan Kr (AISA), Asif Tanha (SIO) Have Also Been Named In The FIR.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 17 Dec 2019, 10:47:44 PM
Jamia Violence occurred on December 15

Jamia Violence occurred on December 15 (Photo Credit: FIle Image)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police on Tuesday said that the former Congress MLA Asif Khan has been named as an accused in the FIR, for involvement in Jamia Millia Islamia incident that took place on 15 December. Kasim Usmani (CYSS Student Wing of AAP), Asif Khan (Former MLA), Chandan Kr (AISA), Asif Tanha (SIO) have also been named in the FIR.

Earlier today, a Delhi court sent 10 people, arrested in connection with the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) near Jamia Millia Islamia University here, to judicial custody till December 31. Metropolitan Magistrate Kamran Khan earlier sent six of the 10 arrested people -- Mohammad Hanif, Danish alias Jafar, Sameer Ahmed, Dilshad, Shareef Ahmed, Mohd Danish -- to judicial custody after police sought their custodial interrogation for 14 days.

The court after a while also sent the other four --Yunus Khan, Jumman, Anal Hassan, Anwar Kala -- to judicial custody. Police had on Monday arrested them for their alleged involvement in the violence near Jamia Millia Islamia University here, it had said, adding that none of them were students. Sources said that the accused were identified through videos taken during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest at JMI on Sunday.

Police are interrogating them and also identifying other accused who were involved in instigating the violence, they said. The university had virtually turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and also used force, following protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, that led to violence and arson in which four DTC buses, 100 private vehicles and 10 police bikes were damaged.

The situation remained tense in the university premises on Tuesday as protesters, including students and local residents, converged outside the varsity holding tricolour and placards to continue their demonstration against CAA and NRC.

Braving freezing cold, they took out small marches outside the varsity, shouting slogans against the government. This is the second consecutive day of peaceful protests after the demonstration on Sunday turned violent.

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First Published : 17 Dec 2019, 09:06:41 PM