New Delhi: The Delhi Police have named Jawaharlal Nehru University student Sharjeel Imam, as “instigator” and Popular Front of India, in the chargesheet filed in December 15 Jamia violence case.
The chargesheet was filed before Saket court’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur on February 13.
The police have also mentioned the role of Popular Front of India (PFI) in the violence and stated that it is being examined.
Chargesheet has been filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (rioting), 186 (obstructing public servant) 353 (assault) and 427 (mischief).
According to the chargesheet, empty bullet cartridges belonging to a 3.2 mm pistol was found during the violence.
CCTV footages, Call Record Details (CDR) and statements of over hundred witnesses have been attached as evidence. The police are going to release photographs for identification of the rioters.
So far, seventeen arrests have been made in the case, out of which nine are from New Friends Colony and eight from Jamia Nagar. No Jamia student has been named in the chargesheet.
The chargesheet states that ninety five people were injured during the violence, out of which forty seven were police personnel.
Over six buses and three vehicles were damaged during the rioting, the chargesheet states.
Protests against the newly-enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) had turned violent on December 15 near Delhi’s Jamia Nagar.
Several buses were set afire during the violence in which police and protesters sustained injuries.