Aishe Ghosh, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president was named by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police as one of the nine suspects in connection with three criminal cases registered by the police.
The Delhi Police also released photos of Ghosh and nine suspects and blamed Left-led students’ bodies for the violence and attacking the students in Periyar hostel. The Delhi Police ruled out that hooligans from the outside JNU had entered the campus and went on a rampage.
Violence broke out at JNU on January 5th, 2020 after masked men armed with sticks, iron rods and stones attacked students and teachers and vandalised property on the campus. The JNUSU and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad blamed each other for the violence that continued for over two hours.
Aishe was “continuously” attacked with an iron rod and has received 16 stitches on her head and bruises on her waist. She alleged it was an organised attack and that there was a nexus of JNU security and vandals.
On the other hand, Ghosh attacked the Delhi Police saying she also “has evidence of how she was attacked”.
Post Delhi Police’s presser, Union Minister Smriti Irani claimed that the Left design in the JNU has been unmasked by Delhi Police.
“Left design in JNU unmasked. They led mobs of mayhem, destroyed public property paid for by taxpayers, disallowed new students from being enrolled, used the campus as a political battleground. #LeftBehindJNUViolence becomes public knowledge as @DelhiPolice releases evidence,” Irani said in a tweet.
Earlier in the day, the JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said that regular classes in the University will begin from January 13th, 2020.
A fringe right-wing group Hindu Raksha Dal has purportedly taken responsibility for the attack on students of JNU in a video posted on social media.
The video, which was posted on social media on January 6th, 2020 and has now gone viral. The video shows a man identifying himself as Pinki Chaudhary. In the video, the man says that those who resort to “anti-national activities” will be treated in the same way that JNU students and faculty were.
The JNUSU blamed Kumar for allowing the attack on students and teachers on the campus and also called for his resignation. The JNUSU has called Kumar a “mobster who perpetuates violence in the university”.