The Delhi police has filed an FIR against JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, accusing her of attacking JNU security guards and vandalising a server room on January 4, a day before masked attackers laid siege to the university, multiple reports emerged on Tuesday.
Violence had broken out at JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus. The left-controlled JNUSU and the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) blamed each other for the violence that continued for nearly two hours.
At least 28 people, including Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours. Ghosh was severely injured.
However, Manish Jangid of ABVP had alleged that Ghosh and functionaries from her party were behind the attack. He told sources, “The attack was led by JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh and others. I was thrashed by the mob led by AISA’s Satish Chandra Yadav. We will file an FIR and until police ensures us our safety we will no go back to the university campus.”
Ghosh had claimed that the university security staff had colluded with the vandals during the attack and added that some RSS-affiliated professors had been promoting violence for the past four-five days.
The Delhi police had earlier registered an FIR against unidentified persons on Monday for rioting and damaging property. According to the FIR, students were protesting against a hostel fee hike for the last few days.
According to instructions issued by the High Court, no protest is allowed within a 100-metre radius of the administrative block of the university.