Jamia Firing: Delhi Police explains their action amid massive criticism
New Delhi : Defending themselves, Delhi Police claimed that they 'did not get time to react'. The cops had come under massive criticism for appearing as mute spectators in the video of the incident where the armed man was seen walking and shouting 'Yeh Loh Azaadi'.
On Thursday afternoon, a juvenile man open fired at the protesters near Jamia Millia Islamia University and also live streamed him from the place of incident.
Pictures and a video of the incident have gone viral on social media where Delhi Police officials can be seen standing behind the shooter and not taking any prompt action against him.
In the firing incident, one of the Jamia students, identified as Shadab Farooq, received injuries in hand. The student was taken to the AIIMS and is currently out of danger.
Speaking to media hours after the incident, Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) Praveer Ranjan said, "By the time police could react, the person had already fired the shot. Everything happened in seconds. The investigation is on. The case has been transferred to the Crime Branch."
"We’re also probing whether he’s a juvenile or not," the officer added.
The attacker is a resident of Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took note of the incident and promised a strict action against the culprit.