MHA denies it sought report from Delhi Police over Jamia Nagar violence

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 16, 2019, 12.58 PM(IST)

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Delhi Police have registered two FIRs about property damage and riots in connection with the violence that erupted during the protest in Jamia Nagar area on Sunday.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has denied it sought a report from the Delhi Police over the violence in Jamia Nagar area following protests against the new citizenship law, sources said.

According to sources, the ministry is in constant touch with the Delhi Police as it comes directly under the ambit of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Delhi Police have registered two FIRs about property damage and riots in connection with the violence that erupted during the protest in Jamia Nagar area on Sunday.

Many sustained injuries in clashes between protesters and police. 

Some students also protested at the gate of the University demanding action against Delhi Police for their alleged `crackdown` on protesters.

Nazma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor of JMI said that police action against students on Sunday took place because of confusion which occurred when protesters opposing the Citizenship Act entered the campus after a clash with police outside.

On the other hand, Delhi Police has claimed that several policemen including senior police officials were injured in the violence and stone-pelting carried out by unruly agitators. 

(With inputs from ANI)