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Well-planned violence in JMI by outsiders in garb of protest: Delhi Police to HC

Prime News, National (New Delhi), June 5:- The Delhi Police have told the Delhi High Court in an affidavit that the violence that erupted in and around Jamia Millia Islamia last year was a “well-planned and orchestrated attempt by some persons with local support (who were not students) to intentionally perpetrate violence in the area” and the said incident “was not sporadic but well-planned”.

“From the electronic evidence and also from the statements recorded, it is clear that in the garb of student agitation, what happened, in fact, appears to be a well-planned and orchestrated attempt by some persons with local support (who were not students) to intentionally perpetrate violence in the area,” the affidavit read.

The affidavit was filed in connection with a plea seeking quashing of FIRs and directions against alleged police brutality in Jamia Millia Islamia during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in December last year.

“The investigations have revealed that the local leaders and politicians were instigating the protesters and were raising extremely provocative and inciting slogans (who were arrested subsequently),” the police said.

In the affidavit, the police stated that it is clear that the violence “was not sporadic” but “a well-planned incident”, as the rioters were well armed with stones, lathis, petrol bombs, tube-lights etc., which “clearly manifest that the intention of the mob was to disrupt the law and order situation in the area.” (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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