Empty cartridge found from violence-hit area near Jamia Millia Islamia, but Delhi Police didn't fire, say MHA officials

The police did not fire any bullet on protesters near Jamia Millia Islamia here on Sunday, but an empty cartridge was found from the area, a senior Home Ministry official said on Tuesday

Press Trust of India December 17, 2019 19:21:45 IST
Empty cartridge found from violence-hit area near Jamia Millia Islamia, but Delhi Police didn't fire, say MHA officials
  • Senior Home Ministry official reiterated on Tuesday that the Delhi Police didn't fire on protesters at Jamia Millia Islamia University

  • AN investigation is on about an empty cartridge that was found from the spot of protests at Jamia Millia Islamia University, an MHA official told PTI

  • The official also said that while the one admitted at Holy Family Hospital did not have any bullet injury and was discharged, separate police and medical probes were on into the nature of injury of the two admitted at Safdarjung

New Delhi: The police did not fire any bullet on protesters near Jamia Millia Islamia here on Sunday, but an empty cartridge was found from the area, a senior Home Ministry official said on Tuesday.

Empty cartridge found from violencehit area near Jamia Millia Islamia but Delhi Police didnt fire say MHA officials

Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University clash with the police during a protest. PTI

A total of three persons were admitted to Safdarjung and Holy Family hospitals, the official said.

While the one admitted at Holy Family Hospital did not have any bullet injury and was discharged, separate police and medical probes were on into the nature of injury of the two admitted at Safdarjung, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official said.

"We want to make it clear that the Delhi Police did not fire any bullet on protesters at Jamia. However, the investigation is on about an empty cartridge that was found from the spot," the official said.

So far, 10 people were arrested by the police and none of them was student of Jamia.

Asked about a video clip in which one person in civilian clothes was purportedly seen along with police personnel, the official said the individual was a Delhi Police constable posted in the southeast district and part of the anti-auto theft squad.

To a separate question, the official said the Delhi Police did not have rubber bullets in its disposal on the day of the incident.

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