50 students detained during Jamia protest, released: Delhi Police
New Delhi : As many as 50 students who were detained during the protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University have been released in the early hours of Monday, said Delhi Police.
According to the police officer, 35 students have been released from the Kalkaji Police station and 15 have been freed from the New Friends Colony police station.
On Sunday night, the Delhi Minority Commission (DMC) had directed the SHO of Kalkaji Police Station to release the injured students and take them to the reputed hospital for their treatment.
The commission also directed the officer to file a compliance report by 3 pm on Monday.
In the order, DMC Chairman Zafarul Islam Khan said failure to implement it will attract appropriate action.
During the protest against the passage of Citizenship Bill, the protesters had torched four public buses and two police vehicles in the New Friends Colony near Jamia Millia Islamia University.
Police used batons and teargas shells to disperse the violent mob, but denied firing at them.
However, there were videos on the social media which showed police firing at the students and injured students in the bathroom as well as bleeding students. But the Delhi Police claimed that there has been no casualty in the incident.
Following the arson on roads, police entered the Jamia university campus, where tension prevailed as several persons were detained for alleged involvement in the violence.