Delhi Police beating up students in library.
Staff Reporter | Update: 2020-02-17 21:42:33
In the footage, students can be seen sitting in the reading hall as the Delhi Police storms in and starts hitting them with batons and damaging property. (Screengrab from video)
New CCTV footage from the Delhi Police crackdown on Jamia Milia Islamia students on December 15 has emerged.
The new footage is a full-length CCTV footage from December 15 and captures what happened at Jamia's Old Reading Hall.
The video shows Delhi Police personnel, in riot gear, entering the hall and beating up students who were studying with lathis.
In the footage, students can be seen sitting in the reading hall as the Delhi Police storms in and starts hitting them with batons and damaging property. The police continue beating up students as they tried to flee.
The Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), a group comprising students and alumni of the varsity, has released the footage.
The JCC has also issued a statement on the footage of Delhi Police's brutality.
"The CCTV footage shows the brutal act of police forces and how the state-sponsored terrorists are playing the game of brutality on the students of Jamia who were preparing for their examination inside the Old Reading Hall of Library," the JCC statement reads.
Reacting to the new footage, Delhi Police said the case has already been transferred to the Crime Branch and the video is being probed.
Ahmad Azeem, the PRO of Jamia Millia Islamia University said, "Prima facie, the CCTV footage seems to be of MPhil and PhD section in Dr Zakir Husain Library. We have also come to know that the footage has been released by Jamia Coordination Committee. Delhi Police is investigating the case."
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