Delhi Police claims JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh mainly involved in JNU campus violence

Delhi Police claims JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh mainly involved in JNU campus violence

The Delhi Police has alleged that JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and other members of Left-wing students organisations were mainly involved in the violence that was witnessed in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday.

Addressing a press conference, DCP (crime) Joy Tirkey said police identified some students who were involved in the violence. The police have disclosed names of nine people and released their photographs.

"Unfortunately the CCTV footages were not available to us as the server room was vandalised a day before. We have identified some people based on viral videos and other investigations," Joy Tirkey said.

DCP Tirkey said the police have not detained anyone so far. "We will serve notices to the identified people and ask them about their presence during the violence," he said.

He however said more names may be revealed in subsequent press conferences as investigation proceeds.

The students so far identified by the Delhi Police which it claims were involved in Sunday's violence are:

Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU president

Vikas Patel, MA Korean Studies

Pankaj Mishra, School of Social Science

Chunchun Kumar, former JNU student

Yogendra Bhardwaj, PhD Sanskirt

Dolan Samanata, School of Social Science

Sucheta Talukdar, School of Social Science

Priya Ranjan, School of Language and Cultural Studies

Vaskar Vijay

According to the police, most of them are members of Left-wing students' organisations.

Delhi Police PRO, MS Randhawa said, "The investigation regarding the criminal cases filed in connection with the JNU violence incident is being carried out by the Crime Branch. But it has been observed that a lot of misinformation related to these cases is being circulated."