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Delhi Police a 'government stooge': Left leaders on JNU suspect list

The Police on Friday released pictures of the suspects in the January 5 violence and claimed JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh was one of them

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Left leaders on Friday accused the of being a "government stooge" after the force named nine suspects involved in the violence, claiming seven of them are from Left-leaning student bodies.

The Police on Friday released pictures of the suspects in the January 5 violence and claimed JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh was one of them.

"It is sad that has become the stooge of Home Minister Amit Shah. In JNU, the reality is that ABVP and RSS activists attacked students and today did not say a word on it. Delhi Police now has zero credibility," CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat told PTI.

Hitting out at Shah, CPI general secretary D Raja said that the Delhi Police's revelation was an attempt by the government to hurt the ongoing protests against the amended citizenship law being led by Left-leaning student bodies.

"They have charged the victims. It's ridiculous. While the Delhi Police have identified Left leaning students, TV channels have these goons confessing to attacking students. Why is Delhi Police not investigating this? This is just an attempt to damage the CAA protests. It is in public knowledge who the perpetrators of the violence were," he said.

"The question that the police have to answer is that who were the masked goons who entered while they were waiting outside and how could they enter the premises," he added.

First Published: Fri, January 10 2020. 20:25 IST
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