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FIR registered in connection with protest march at JNU

Students of the JNU and their supporters held a protest march on Monday.

Students of the JNU and their supporters held a protest march on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

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Sources said that the FIR had been registered against unknown members who took part in the protest for allegedly violating prohibitory orders

The Delhi police on Tuesday registered two FIRs in connection with the protest march carried out by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students on Monday against the hike in hostel fee.

The police said that one case has been registered in south district’s Lodhi Colony police station and another in south west district’s Kishan Garh police station. Both cases have been registered against unknown members who were part of the protest, they said.

Cases have been registered under Section 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 151(knowingly joining or continuing in assembly of five or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and 3 Damage to Public Property Act.

Police said that no complaint has been received from the students so far.

No. of injured to rise

On Monday, during the protest, several students and officers sustained injuries and it was revealed that 15 students and 30 police officials were reportedly injured. However, the number rose to 27 and 46 on Wednesday which was likely to increase.

The students, during their long march to Parliament House, were contained near Safdarjung Tomb after they break through several barricades which were set up at multiple points, including the west gate of the university. The students were protesting to save ‘public funded education’ and demanded roll back of the hostel fee hike.

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