New Delhi: Hindu Raksha Dal, a fringe group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, which left over 40 students and faculty members injured. Pinki Chaudhary, chief of Hindu Raksha Dal, released a video and said that they perpetrated the attack as ‘anti-national and anti Hindu activities’ were being carried out in the varsity. Also Read - 'Free Kashmir' Poster Raised at Mumbai Protest Against JNU Violence Sparks Outrage; Sena Says This Won't be Tolerated
“JNU is a hotbed of anti-national activities, we can’t tolerate this. We take full responsibility of the attack in JNU and would like to say that they were our workers”, said Chaudhary, adding, the group will carry out such attacks in the future as well.”How will we remain silent, if our religion and our nation are being disrespected?” he asked. Also Read - JNU Attack: FIR Against JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh For Attacking Security Guards
Meanwhile government sources said that the claims made by Hindu Raksha Dal Chief Pinky Chaudhary are being investigated. “Delhi Police has taken cognizance. To identity masked men in JNU, Police is taking help of video footage as well as face recognition systems”, ANI quoted government sources as saying.
The fringe group had grabbed the limelight in 2014 when it had attacked the office of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Kaushambi. One of its leaders, Bhupender Tomar, was arrested for allegedly vandalising the premises owned by the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.