Two alleged ABVP members held on charge of attacking JNU students

ABVP activists hold placards against the “Save DU” march as it crosses Ramjas college in New Delhi on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Two students, allegedly belonging to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), have been arrested on the charge of attacking two Jawaharlal Nehru University students, minutes after a protest march against the student outfit affiliated to the RSS, here concluded on Tuesday.

Prashant Mishra of Kirori Mal College and Vinayak Sharma of Sri Venkateswara College were booked for causing hurt and wrongful restraint, a senior police officer said. Both colleges come under Delhi University (DU)

The assault happened around 5.30 p.m. The JNU students said they were followed from Patel Chest and attacked near the Khalsa College.

A police team that was passing by caught the attackers and took them to the Maurice Nagar Police Station.

“They held my neck and tried to strangulate me with a belt. They also hit me in the eye and threatened to not spare us,” said Aman Kumar.

The ABVP said the person who was claiming to be attacked was from the JNU and he had picked a fight with Delhi University students.

They ABVP strongly condemned the violence on the campus by “outsider communist goons,” it said.

The police denied that there was any lapse on their part in preventing the incident.

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