New Delhi: A new set of CCTV footage appeared on Thursday giving a fresh twist to the ongoing video war regarding the December 15 violence at Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia University during an anti-Citizenship law protest. The Delhi Police, earlier today, disclosed a video showing alleged masked rioters hurling stones at police officials from inside the varsity campus. Also Read - 'Stay Indoors, Observe Shab-E-Barat Solemnly', Delhi Police Urges Muslims Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
The CCTV footage siding with the Delhi Police today was recorded at 6:21 PM on December 15, in which miscreants were seen hurling stones from the central library gate. Shortly after, however, another video surfaced in which several people could be seen cascading back as the police hurled tear gas shells during the clashes. There was utter chaos as some people can be seen heading inside the building, while others were heading straight, and some others could be seen rushing out of the building. Also Read - Delhi Police Using Cellphone Data to Trace People Who Attended Jamaat Congregation: Report
Earlier in the day, the Delhi Police Crime Branch SIT which is looking into the case interrogated 10 Jamia students, who were served notices, for about three hours in connection with the videos of alleged police brutality. On the other hand, Jamia Coordination Committee reacted to the footage saying that the authenticity of the footage should be examined. Also Read - Delhi Police' Head Constable Gets Heart-Warming Letter From 8-Year-Old Daughter, Viral Message Will Move You to Tears
Talking to news agency IANS about the involvement of Jamia university in the videos, varsity spokesperson Ahmed Azim said, “Allegations of involvement of the university are baseless. The police should investigate the matter. The university administration has nothing to do with these viral videos.”
At least five to six videos have surfaced after a video war of sorts broke out between Jamia Millia Islamia students and the Delhi Police in the past few weeks.
On December 15, the Delhi Police had allegedly entered the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and cracked down on students, without permission from the vice-chancellor, after an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) march outside the university turned violent.
Several public buses and two police vehicles were torched in the clashes between students and police at New Friends Colony near Jamia University during the demonstration last year.