Delhi police files FIRs in JNU students’  protest

Delhi police files FIRs in JNU students’  protest

Agency News

New Delhi, Nov 19: Delhi police has registered FIRs in connection with the agitation by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students at Aurobindo Marg, police sources said here on Tuesday.

The Sections under which the FIR has been registered, include alleged obstruction of a public servant in discharge of public functions, assault or force used to deter public servant from discharging his duty, rioting and damage to public property.

The FIR has been lodged at the Police Station Lodhi Colony, sources said.

The protest intensified on Monday, as the students who were heading towards Parliament House were stopped near the Safdarjung Tomb at the Aurobindo marg, where police had placed barricades.

However, the agitated students clashed with the force and pushed the barricades, demanding complete roll back of the hostel fee hiked by the JNU authorities.

Police also registered an FIR in the South West district's Police Station, regarding protest for obstructing a public servant in the discharge of public functions and for using force to deter a public servant from discharge of  duty.

Meanwhile, the JNU students alleged that police had used force and manhandled the protestors, due to which many students have received injuries. (UNI)