JNU Unrest: How Delhi Police Negated Its Own Theory in Just 3 Days

When the masked girl that attacked JNU was unmasked, it proved that Delhi Police’s theory was incorrect.

Updated14 Jan 2020, 04:03 AM IST
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When the masked girl that attacked JNU’s Sabarmati Hostel was unmasked, it proved that Delhi Police's theory was incorrect. On 10 January, the Delhi Police, during a press conference explained that no outsider could have been involved in the violence that broke out on campus. But, just three days later, the theory laid out by the police was proved to be incorrect.

Findings of Delhi Police

The Delhi police have discovered that the girl who was involved in the JNU violence was not a JNU student, but a DU student. Wearing a mask, this girl was seen with a stick in her hand inside JNU’s Sabarmati Hostel on 5 January. According to the police, this girl’s name is Komal Sharma.

According to some Left forces and media channels, the masked girl is affiliated to the ABVP.

An alleged audio clip of the student has also come to light, in which she is talking about taking her name off the list of those held responsible for the incident. However, the authenticity of the said audiotape cannot be established at this time.

Delhi Police’s Theory

We are questioning the theory floated by the Delhi Police, because five days after the incident, the crime branch of Delhi Police came forward and held a press conference. DCP (Crime Branch) and the one probing the case, Joy Tirkey, said that it was 'difficult to barge into JNU and carry out violence.’

Here’s what the DCP said:

“I have been at JNU for four days now, and still, I do not remember the routes. It is difficult for an outsider to find their way out (of JNU). It is a huge complex. It gets slightly dark around 7 pm and it is very difficult to navigate.”

The DCP in the press conference spoke about 'forgetting the routes'. Based on its initial investigation, the Delhi Police had floated one theory. Questions were raised on this theory, that states that no outsider was involved in the violence in JNU.

The police could not explain who manhandled Yogendra Yadav at the main gate of JNU either or who assaulted the Bhasha reporter.

Did the Delhi police only investigate the videos and photographs shared by a particular student organisation? On a TV channel, ABVP members have been heard saying that they were a part of the violence. Apart from this, Hindu Raksha Dal Leader Pinky Chaudhary has openly admitted that his workers were involved in the violence.

“I take full responsibility... those involved in the JNU violence were our workers.”
Pinky Chaudhary, Hindu Raksha Dal Leader

Owing to all these reasons, a pertinent question comes to the fore: Are the Delhi Police trying to save those involved in the JNU violence?

This page was originally published on Quint Hindi

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Published: 13 Jan 2020, 05:19 PM IST
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