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FIR Against JNUSU President, 19 Others for Vandalism, Attacking Security Guards

The Delhi police said that complaints were filed by the JNU administration on January 5.

New Delhi: Police officials have said that the Delhi Police has registered two FIRs against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh and nineteen others for attacking security guards and vandalising a server room on January 4 at 1 pm, according to a report in The Hindu.

The police have said that the FIRs were registered based on the complaint by the JNU administration on January 5. One complaint was lodged on January 3 for switching off the server while another complaint was registered on January 4 for vandalising the server room, police said.

On the evening of January 5, masked goons, who were allegedly members of the right-wing ABVP, entered the campus of JNU and beat up JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, who suffered head injuries, and several others.

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The police have registered an FIR for Sunday’s attack against unknown persons for rioting. However, no arrests have been made even though the police was present when the attackers carrying sticks walked out of the JNU campus.

The FIR against Ghosh says that a large number of student agitators, including Aishe Ghosh, Saket Moon and 18 others, allegedly entered the Communication and Information Services office located in the admin block from the back door by “breaking” a glass door. The FIR says that they illegally trespassed and damaged the fibre optic cables, servers and biometric devices.

The police say that the case has been registered under IPC Section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and damage to public property Act at Vasant Kunj North police station.

JNUSU vice president Saket Moon has alleged that the administration is selectively targeting some students and denied any involvement in the vandalism of the server room.

(With inputs from PTI)

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