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Jamia Shooting Updates: Attempt to murder charge registered against shooter, says Delhi Police; student protest march to Rajghat halted

Jamia Shooting LIVE Updates: Devesh Shrivastava, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police said that the shooter who fired at students of the Jamia Millia Islamia on Thursday afternoon had been booked under Section 307 of the IPC, which is the charge of attempt to murder.

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Jamia Shooting Updates: Attempt to murder charge registered against shooter, says Delhi Police; student protest march to Rajghat halted

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20:52 (ist)

Attempt to murder charge filed against Jamia shooter

Devesh Shrivastava, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police said that the shooter who fired at students of the Jamia Millia Islamia on Thursday afternoon had been booked under Section 307 of the IPC, which is the charge of attempt to murder.

Amid continued protests against the CAA outside the university on Thursday evening, Shrivastava also said that the students were stopped from marching to the Raj Ghat because they didn't have permission.

18:50 (ist)

'PM should answer': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams BJP over Jamia shooting

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday criticised the BJP after a shooter fired at students of the Jamia Millia Islamia university during a protest against the CAA and NRC, which resulted in one student getting injured.

Demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "answer about what kind of Delhi he wants to build", Vadra said that such incidents were "possible when the ministers and leaders of the BJP government will incite people to shoot by giving provocative speeches."

17:07 (ist)

'On my last journey, take me draped in saffron and shout slogans of Jai Shri Ram': Facebook post of Jamia shooter

The Facebook profile of the shooter carried several posts about his intentions regarding firing at Jamia Millia Islamia students. While the profile is yet to be verified as belonging to him, it contains posts including calling for him to be "draped in saffron" if he had died and for his supporters to "shout slogans of Jai Shri Ram".

He had also posted that that his actions were a revenge for 'Chandan', referring to the killing of Abhishek Gupta in clashes on Republic Day in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj in 2018, NDTV reported.

15:51 (ist)

Shooter went live on Facebook multiple times before firing at Jamia student

The Jamia shooter went live on Facebook multiple times before firing at the Jamia student. In one of the posts, the shooter says "azaadi de raha hu (I am coming to give you freedom). The message was directed at those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC. 

Another post says, "Shaheen Bagh, khel khatam (Shaheen Bagh, game over)".

His identity has not been independently verified by Firstpost, and the Delhi Police are yet to officially identify him.

15:43 (ist)

Jamia shooter identifies himself before arrest

The man who brandished a gun and fired a shot outside the Jamia Millia Islamia university on Thursday identified himself to the media, NDTV reported. While he brandished the gun even as the Delhi Police were present, the personnel overpowered him after he fired a shot.

 A student of the university's Mass Communication and Research Centre, Shadab Najar was injured in the incident and rushed to Holy Family Hospital in Jamia area.

This information has not been independently verified by Firstpost, and the Delhi Police are yet to officially identify him.

15:04 (ist)

Delhi Police yet to verify accused after he identifies himself, claim reports

The accused has been taken into custody by Delhi Police. He has identified himself as Gopal, while the police are yet to confirm his claim, say reports. The injured student, meanwhile, has been identified as Shadab Najar, a student of Jamia Millia’s Mass Communication and Research Centre. He has been rushed to Holy Family Hospital in Jamia area. 

14:52 (ist)

'Delhi Police zindabad': Accused is seen chanting slogan in video

According to the Indian Express reports, the gunman has been identified as Gopal. In the video, the man wielding the gun can be heard saying, “Yeh lo Azadi… Hindustan zindabad… Delhi Police zindabad”.

The gunman, police said, has been taken into custody. He shouted "who wants Azadi, come I'll shoot you and then fired on the protesters," students who witnessed the shocking incident told News18.  

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Jan 30, 2020 - 22:17 (IST)

Jamia Coordination Committee condemns shooting incident

The Jamia Coordination Committee issued a statement regarding the incident of a gunman firing on students of the Jamia Millia Islamia on Thursday afternoon, and demanded action against Union Minister Anurag Thakur for his 'desh ke gaddaaron ko' slogan at a poll rally on 27 January.

Jan 30, 2020 - 21:06 (IST)

Anti-CAA protests continue outside Jamia Millia Islamia

Protests outside the Jamia Millia Islamia university continue on Thursday evening after the shooting incident in the afternoon, in which one student was injured.

Jan 30, 2020 - 20:52 (IST)

Attempt to murder charge filed against Jamia shooter

Devesh Shrivastava, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police said that the shooter who fired at students of the Jamia Millia Islamia on Thursday afternoon had been booked under Section 307 of the IPC, which is the charge of attempt to murder.

Amid continued protests against the CAA outside the university on Thursday evening, Shrivastava also said that the students were stopped from marching to the Raj Ghat because they didn't have permission.

Jan 30, 2020 - 20:37 (IST)

Jamia Millia Islamia students, teachers lodge complaint against shooter

Students and alumni of the Jamia Millia Islamia university have reached the New Friends Colony police station to lodge a complaint against the shooter who brandished a gun and opened fire outside the campus on Thursday afternoon, ANI reported. A student was injured in the firing and was admitted in the AIIMS trauma centre.

Jan 30, 2020 - 20:08 (IST)

Chandra Shekhar Azad attempts to meet injured Jamia student

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Azad has reached the AIIMS trauma centre where Shadab Farooq,a Jamia Millia Islamia student who was injured in an incident of shooting on Thursday afternoon,is admitted. ANI reported that Azad was seeking permission to go inside the centre.

Jan 30, 2020 - 19:40 (IST)

Delhi Police special commissioner meets injured Jamia student

Praveer Ranjan, Special Commissioner of Police met Shadab Farooq, a Jamia Millia Islamia student, at the AIIMS trauma centre. He was injured after a shooter fired at Jamia Millia Islamia university students during anti-CAA protests on Thursday afternoon.

Jan 30, 2020 - 19:29 (IST)

'Incident happened in split second': Delhi Police addresses accusation of inaction

Praveer Ranjan, the Special Commissioner of the Delhi Police said that the incident of shooting at the Jamia Millia Islamia, where a shooter fired a shot at students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Thursday, happened in a "split second" which is why the police "couldn't react immediately".

Ranjan's statement comes amid criticism levelled by Opposition leaders, journalists, and activists that the Delhi Police didn't act in the appropriate manner or fast enough when the shooter was brandishing the gun.

He said, "We've checked the injured & pellet has been removed from his arm. As per doctors he's stable. Police couldn't react immediately as incident happened in split second but soon police overpowered him. Case transferred to Crime Branch.

Jan 30, 2020 - 18:54 (IST)

Jamia shooter is a minor, reports ANI

ANI shared the CBSE marksheet of the allegedly minor gunman who brandished a gun and opened fire in Jamia area, on Thursday afternoon. One student was injured in the incident.

Jan 30, 2020 - 18:50 (IST)

'PM should answer': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams BJP over Jamia shooting

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday criticised the BJP after a shooter fired at students of the Jamia Millia Islamia university during a protest against the CAA and NRC, which resulted in one student getting injured.

Demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "answer about what kind of Delhi he wants to build", Vadra said that such incidents were "possible when the ministers and leaders of the BJP government will incite people to shoot by giving provocative speeches."

Jan 30, 2020 - 18:43 (IST)

'Please take care of law and order': Arvind Kejriwal replies to Amit Shah after Jamia shooting incident

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, replying to Amit Shah's statement on the shooting incident at the Jamia Millia Islamia university on Thursday afternoon, appealed to the Home Minister to "take care of Delhi's law and order".

The National Capital's police force is under the jurisdiction of the Union home minister.

Jamia Shooting LATEST Updates: Devesh Shrivastava, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police said that the shooter who fired at students of the Jamia Millia Islamia on Thursday afternoon had been booked under Section 307 of the IPC, which is the charge of attempt to murder.

Amid continued protests against the CAA outside the university on Thursday evening, Shrivastava also said that the students were stopped from marching to the Raj Ghat because they didn't have permission.

Praveer Ranjan, the Special Commissioner of the Delhi Police said that the incident of shooting at the Jamia Millia Islamia, where a shooter fired a shot at students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Thursday, happened in a "split second" which is why the police "couldn't react immediately".

Ranjan's statement comes amid criticism levelled by Opposition leaders, journalists, and activists that the Delhi Police didn't act in the appropriate manner or fast enough when the shooter was brandishing the gun.

He said, "We've checked the injured & pellet has been removed from his arm. As per doctors he's stable. Police couldn't react immediately as incident happened in split second but soon police overpowered him. Case transferred to Crime Branch.

ANI shared the CBSE marksheet of the allegedly minor gunman who brandished a gun and opened fire in Jamia area, on Thursday afternoon. One student was injured in the incident.

Home Minister Amit Shah reacted to the Jamia shooting incident on Thursday afternoon and said that he had instructed the Delhi Police to take "strict action" against the perpetrator who has been identified by the Delhi Police.

"Today I have spoken to Delhi Police Commissioner on the firing incident that has taken place and instructed them to take strict action. Central government will not tolerate any such incident, it will be taken seriously and the culprit will not be spared," he said, amid criticism from the Opposition and Twitter users, accusing the Delhi Police of inaction when the perpetrator was brandishing the gun.

The shooter who fired at Jamia Millia Islamia students during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC on Thursday has been identified by the Delhi as 19-year-old Ram Bhagat Gopal Sharma, who is a resident of Jewar in the Greater Noida area of Uttar Pradesh.

He is being questioned at the New Friends Colony police station, News18 Delhi reported.

The shooter's Facebook page, on which he went live multiple times before the shooting incident, carries the name 'Rambhakt Gopal'.

The Jamia shooter, who has identified himself as Rambhakt Gopal, went live on Facebook multiple times before firing at the Jamia student. In one of the posts, the shooter says "azaadi de raha hu (I am coming to give you freedom). The message was directed at those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC.

Another post says, "Shaheen Bagh, khel khatam (Shaheen Bagh, game over)".

The man who brandished a gun and fired a shot outside the Jamia Millia Islamia university on Thursday identified himself to the media as 'Rambhakt Gopal', NDTV reported. While he brandished the gun even as the Delhi Police were present, the personnel overpowered him after he fired a shot.

A student of the university's Mass Communication and Research Centre, Shadab Najar was injured in the incident and rushed to Holy Family Hospital in Jamia area.

An unidentified man, brandishing a gun, reportedly opened fire during an anti- Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia on Thursday, injuring one student, reported ANI. Shadab Farooq, a mass communication student, was injured in his left hand and taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre.​ Al-Ameen, another student, said the man was brandishing his pistol and shouted "Yeh lo azaadi (Here, take your freedom)".

The incident comes days after BJP leader Anurag Thakur raised slogans during a Delhi election rally exhorting the crowd to chant 'shoot the traitors', a slogan that has frequently been used to denigrate anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters and which was also reportedly heard during the 5 January attack on teachers and students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi. Following outrage over his speech, Election Commission has banned Thakur from campaigning for the next 72 hours.
The injured person, Shadab, who was hit by the bullet in his arm, has been rushed to Holy Family Hospital in Delhi and is reportedly out of danger, reports News18

The gunman, police said, has been taken into custody. He shouted "who wants Azadi, come I'll shoot you and then fired on the protesters," students who witnessed the shocking incident told News18. Delhi Police personnel were present when the shooting took place. In the video, the man weilding the gun can be heard saying, “Yeh lo Azadi… Hindustan zindabad… Delhi Police zindabad”.

According to India Today, the incident took place when people, including students of Jamia Millia Islamia, were marching towards Rajghat to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and to mark the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

This is a developing story, more details are awaited.

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