Delhi L-G seeks report on police action against students, summons senior officer

New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday summoned Delhi Police joint commissioner SK Gautam and sought a report over the police action against students during a protest outside RSS office in central Delhi's Jhandewalan area on Monday that has sparked widespread outrage.

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Reuters

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Reuters

Sources said that Gautam, who is the joint commissioner of Delhi Police's central range, briefed the Lt Governor over the issue at the latter's office today. Jung is learnt to have sought a detailed report on the incident.

Gautam is heading the probe into the matter. The probe was initiated by Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi after due consultation with Special Commissioner (Law & Order) Deepak Mishra.

Delhi Police came under severe criticism after a video emerged in which its personnel were seen thrashing protesters and dragging activists by their hair outside the RSS office in New Delhi during a demonstration against dalit student Rohith Vemula's suicide.

The video of Saturday's incident went viral on social media, triggering sharp reactions, with Delhi Chief Minister
Arvind Kejriwal alleging the police force was being used as RSS and BJP's "private army" under a political dispensation that is at "war" with students across the country.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 02, 2016 16:04 PM

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