New Delhi: In a attack at Delhi Police, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has released a two-day-old video footage showing men in police uniform, and even in civil dresses, beating up ruthlessly some students. The students targeted in the video were reportedly protesting against the death of Hyderabad University Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula.
Men in Khaki are ruthlessly beating up students, including girls, who tried to stop them from the lathicharged. The incident happened at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the national capital on January 30. Reacting to the development, Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal has said that they would issue a notice to the Delhi Police. They have questioned why there were no female police personnel involved in the action, even as there were women protestors.
The Delhi Police, meanwhile, tried to shift the blame, alleging that the protestors provoked the police personnel. Delhi Police DCP claimed that the protestors had broken barricades, and threw sticks, charging at the cops.
The AAP government and the Delhi Police have been at loggerheads for the past few months. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue with Delhi Police.