Swami Vivekanand statue vandalised in JNU: Delhi Police books 'unidentified persons'; administration submits photo, video evidence

A complaint was submitted by the chief security officer of the JNU on Thursday evening, following which an FIR was registered against unidentified persons on Saturday, police said

Press Trust of India November 17, 2019 16:37:17 IST
Swami Vivekanand statue vandalised in JNU: Delhi Police books 'unidentified persons'; administration submits photo, video evidence
  • Delhi Police has registered an FIR in connection with the 'vandalism' of administration block of the Jawaharlal Nehru University last week

  • The administration had submitted photographic and video graphic evidence in the matter

  • The left-backed All India Students' Association condemned the registration of the FIR

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in connection with the "vandalism" of administration block of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) last week, officials said on Sunday. A complaint was submitted by the chief security officer of the JNU on Thursday evening, following which an FIR was registered against unidentified persons on Saturday, police said.

Swami Vivekanand statue vandalised in JNU Delhi Police books unidentified persons administration submits photo video evidence

Swami Vivekananda statue vandalised in JNU. ANI

The administration had submitted photographic and video graphic evidence in the matter. On Wednesday, students had painted various messages for the vice-chancellor inside the administration block as they barged inside the building to talk to him about the hostel fee hike.

The administration had announced a partial rollback but the students dubbed it as an "eyewash". The students have been occupying the administration block, also referred to as Pink Palace, and have painted messages on the walls of the administration block and near the entrance of the VC's office. They are demanding that the hostel fee hike be rolled back fully.

The left-backed All India Students' Association condemned the registration of the FIR. Two other complaints, one by professor Buddha Singh, chairman of Swami Vivekananda Statue Installation Committee and another by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, were filed on Saturday against "objectionable" messages written on the base of a statue of Swami Vivekananda.

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