Delhi cops identify WhatsApp group in Jan 5 JNU violence
Sources in the Delhi Police said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case has identified 37 people from a 60-member WhatsApp group 'Unity Against Left'
New Delhi: Delhi police's Special Investigating Team (SIT) has identified the WhatsApp group named 'Unity Against Left' linked to the mob attack on JNU students and faculty. According to a senior Delhi police officer heading the investigation, they are not ruling out ABVP activists' involvement in the mob attack. The 60-member WhatsApp group, linked to the mob attack, was created just an hour before the violence took place in the varsity campus.
Further, police is also going to investigate the role of Rohit Singh, BA (French) first-year JNU student and Akshat Awasthi, also enrolled in the same course in the university, in the violence. Around 20 ABVP activists who were allegedly involved in the attack would be subjected to investigation by the police, said a source. Meanwhile, a video that surfaced on social media has Awasthi claiming that, on the day of the violence, lights of the campus were switched off by Delhi police personnel.
Earlier, the Delhi police crime branch had released photographs of nine suspects, including JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh. They accused her of being involved in the violence. During a press conference held by DCP (Crime), Joy Tirkey, he flashed a photograph in which, Ghosh was seen leading the mob inside JNU campus. The police said that Ghosh led the mob that attacked Periyar Hostel inside the university.
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