Delhi Police denies allegations of slow response in JNU violence
New Delhi : Under fire, since yesterday, for allegedly responding late in the JNU violence case, the Delhi Police has denied the allegations and claimed that they took swift actions and responded promptly to the calls for assistance.
"We responded as soon as a PCR call was received. We sanitized the area after the university staff called us. Normally, police deployment is only in the administration block, and the scuffle took place away from that area. Around 7:45 pm, we were requested by JNU administration, then we entered the University and carried out a flag march," Delhi Police spokesperson M S Randhawa said.
He also mentioned that the Crime Branch will soon be launching a probe in the matter that has outraged students across the whole nation.
He added, "with the help of vital clues found in the attack, the attackers will be nabbed soon."
Randhawa also said that a separate fact finding committee headed by the Joint Commissioner of Police (Western Range) has been formed to speed up investigation.
"A committee has been formed under the Joint Commissioner of Police (western Range) Shalini Singh, for fact finding and to avoid any delay in investigation and inquiry," he said.
The cops are also investigating the angle of how the outsiders were allowed an entry inside the college campus.
"An FIR has been lodged in the matter. Investigation is underway. Footage is being collected. A Total 34 people were injured and all 34 were discharged from AIIMS Trauma Centre this morning," Randhwa said.