New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday said no chanting of inciting slogans, violence and assault were noticed at the North Gate of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on January 5 when a mob of masked people barged into the campus.
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said the Delhi Police have reported that on the receipt of the request from the Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), on January 5, police personnel were deployed inside the Campus to control the violent situation.
“Professors, injured students and security guards have been examined and CCTV footages have been obtained for analysis to identify the rioters,” Reddy said in the reply to a question by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
The Congress MP had asked whether it is a fact that on January 5, “Delhi Police had closed the JNU North Gate and a group of people assembled outside the gate and they chanted slogans inciting violence and assaulted and manhandled many other individuals including eminent citizens who were present there.”
Raddy said as per the Delhi Police, the JNU North Gate was closed and there was a proper deployment of police personnel to ensure that there is no unauthorized entry of any outsider inside the University.
“The gathering of the general public outside the North Gate was dispersed. No chanting of inciting slogans, violence and assault was noticed there,” the Home Ministry added.
On January 5, several masked individuals thrashed students and teachers inside the campus with wooden and metal rods. As many as 28 students and a teacher were injured in the attack, after which they were rushed to AIIMS and Safdarjung hospitals.