Jamia committee releases video of paramilitary personnel attacking students in library on December 15

Updated: Feb 16, 2020, 14:51 IST | PTI | New Delhi

The 48-second video purportedly shows some seven to eight paramilitary and police personnel entering the Old Reading Hall and beating students with lathi.

A screengrab of the video released by the Jamia Islamia University
A screengrab of the video released by the Jamia Islamia University

New Delhi: The Jamia Coordination Committee, which includes students and alumni of the Jamia Millia Islamia, has released a CCTV footage in which paramilitary and police personnel can be seen caning students in the library on December 15 last year. Police said the video has come to their knowledge and they will investigate it as part of their ongoing probe, Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) Praveer Ranjan said.

The 48-second video purportedly shows some seven to eight paramilitary and police personnel entering the Old Reading Hall and beating students with lathis. The video was released by the JCC in the early hours of Sunday.

On December 15, the university had turned into a battlefield as police entered the campus to look for outsiders who were involved in incidents of violence and arson a few metres away from the educational institute during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Police had faced flak over its alleged action on students in the library.

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