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Fringe group takes responsibility for JNU violence; claims being probed

January 07, 2020 12:43 IST

Hindu Raksha Dal has claimed responsibility for the violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University.

IMAGE: A damaged car is seen parked after the attacks on students of Jawaharlal Nehru University on the university campus in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

"JNU is a hotbed of anti-national activities, we can't tolerate this. We take full responsibility for the attack in JNU and would like to say that they were our workers," said Pinky Chaudhary, Hindu Raksha Dal chief.


According to government sources, claims made by Chaudhary are being investigated.

Meanwhile, to identify the masked men who attacked JNU, the Delhi police is taking the help of video footage as well as face recognition systems, sources added.

On Sunday evening, more than 30 students, including JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, were injured and taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre after a masked mob entered JNU and attacked them and professors with sticks and rods.

The JNU administration and political leaders, cutting across political lines, condemned the attack on students and urged the police to take action against the perpetrators.

Edited by Roshneesh K'Maneck

Source: ANI