JNU polls: ABVP, Left accuse each other of roughing up members

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Administrative Block, in New Delhi.

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Administrative Block, in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Police says they have recived no complaints and that the counting is underway

The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Left parties indulged in a blame game on Saturday as they accused each other of roughing up their members in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) with the Left alleging that attempt was made to kidnap one of their woman members outside the university.

ABVP claimed their members were assaulted between 5-6 p.m. by members of the Left bloc.

“We were 25 in number and they were 250 in number. They assaulted one of our members and he is currently in a hospital. Some of their women members even tore the clothes of some of our women members,” the ABVP claimed.

This happened outside the School Of International Studies where the counting of votes for JNU Students' Union.

Meanwhile, the Left members accused the ABVP members of attacking them in the evening and making an attempt to kidnap one of their members around 10.30 p.m.

“While coming from the police station after registering complaint against the goons of ABVP who violently attacked us today, a car with four men from which two men with handkerchief tied on their face came with belt, started beating us from all corners,” alleged a woman member of the Left bloc.

She claimed they were armed.

Meanwhile, the Left also claimed the ABVP members were stationed inside the campus armed with sticks, a charge denied by the ABVP.

Police said they are stationed at all the gates of the campus and the counting is underway inside.

They denied receiving any complaints so far.

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