JNU violence: The Delhi High Court has sought answers from Delhi Police, the state government, WhatsApp, Google, and Apple to secure data and CCTV footage related to the violence on January 5 in JNU. The High Court has stated that this information is necessary for further investigation. Three JNU professors petitioned for this. The court says that information related to violence is necessary for the future so it should be protected.
Delhi Police told the Delhi High Court that the matter was talked to the JNU administration and it was said that keep the CCTV footage of the JNU violence preserved and handover it to the police. Justice Brijesh listed the case. It is to be heard again on Tuesday. Standing Counsel of Delhi Government Rahul Mehra told the court that the police has not received any response from the university administration so far.
Counsel said police also asked WhatsApp to keep the two groups' data secure. This includes the WhatsApp group 'Unity Against Left' and 'Friends of RSS'. Police have asked WhatsApp to secure members' photos, videos and phone numbers along with the message. The petition was filed by JNU professors Ameet Parameswaran, Atul Sood, and Shukla Vinod Sawant. He had sought appropriate directions to the Delhi Police Commissioner. This petition also demanded that CCTV footage of the campus be shown.
JNU violence: Significantly, on the evening of January 5, some masked men attacked and vandalized the students at Sabarmati Hostel of JNU. Delhi Police has identified 9 people in this case, including the name of JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh. The police had said that the left students at JNU were stopped from registration. On 5 January itself, the Periyar Hostel was attacked by some students in the afternoon.
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