New Delhi: Ten Jamia Millia Islamia students were on Wednesday served notices by the Delhi Police. The students have been asked to appear before it for questioning in connection with the December 15 violence during an anti-CAA protest and alleged police crackdown at the university subsequently. Also Read - Jamia Violence: Sharjeel Imam Named as 'Instigator' in Delhi Police Chargesheet; Remanded to 14-Day Judicial Custody
Some of the students, who have been summoned, include those detained on the night of the incident, those identified through CCTV video clips that surfaced recently, and some of those suffering injuries on that day. Also Read - 'Even Ajmal Kasab Would've Been Called Innocent,' Kapil Mishra on Jamia Millia Islamia Videos
Speaking to news agency PTI, a senior police officer said, “A team of the Delhi Police Crime Branch visited the university campus on Wednesday and handed over the notices to the students.” Also Read - Court Directs Delhi Police to File Status Report on Probe Into Jamia Millia Islamia Violence
On Tuesday, some other members of the Crime Branch team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajesh Deo had visited the campus for the first time after December 15 when the police allegedly cracked down on students studying in the library.
The team members had spoken to Mohammad Minhajuddin, a student who had lost vision in one of his eyes in the police action.
Meanwhile, the university administration has submitted to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry an estimate of damage caused to the property due to the alleged police action.
It has cited damages worth Rs 2.66 crore to its property and also said that it happened due to the police barging inside campus without permission.
The majority of the damage happened to the libraries where the students were studying.
The damage occurred to CCTV cameras, which were allegedly broken, tubelights, AC units, doors, glass windows and library tables.
According to a varsity official, the repair work in the new reading block has begun and it might be opened for students in a few days. However, the repair work in the old reading block will take time and it might not be opened for students soon.
Four videos have surfaced online of the incident over the past few days, the latest being on Monday.
(With agency inputs)