Delhi Police announces reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on accused in 15 December anti-CAA violence near Jamia Millia Islamia

Protestors had torched four public buses and two police vehicles as they clashed with police in New Friends' Colony near Jamia Millia Islamia during a demonstration against the amended Citizenship Act on 15 December.

Press Trust of India February 11, 2020 07:56:49 IST
Delhi Police announces reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on accused in 15 December anti-CAA violence near Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik declared a "cash reward of Rs 1,00,000, which will come in force with immediate effect till the arrest of the unknown accused persons.

  • An FIR at New Friends Colony Police Station was registered on 16 December on charges of rioting, arson, unlawful assembly and damage to public property.

  • According to the official order, as and when any information about the accused is received, the same may be sent immediately to DCP, Southeast or DCP, Crime Branch.

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone who shares information that could help in tracing unidentified accused in the 15 December anti-CAA violence near Jamia Millia Islamia, officials said on Monday.

In an order, the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik declared a "cash reward of Rs 1,00,000, which will come in force with immediate effect and shall stand/remain good till the arrest of the unknown accused persons for anyone who may give any information/clue(s) to trace out the unknown accused persons who are wanted in a case of New Friends Colony and evading their arrest intentionally".

Delhi Police announces reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on accused in 15 December antiCAA violence near Jamia Millia Islamia

File image of students of Jamia Millia Islamia University clashing with the police during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. PTI

An FIR at New Friends Colony Police Station was registered on 16 December on charges of rioting, arson, unlawful assembly and damage to public property in connection with the violence near Jamia Millia Islamia on 15 December.

According to the official order, as and when any information about the accused is received, the same may be sent immediately to DCP (Southeast) or DCP (Crime Branch).

"The Commissioner of Police reserves the right to decide finally by whom the reward has been earned and in what proportion it will be distributed amongst various claimants, in case more than one claimant come forward for the same," it stated.

Protestors had torched four public buses and two police vehicles as they clashed with police in New Friends' Colony near Jamia Millia Islamia during a demonstration against the amended Citizenship Act on 15 December, leaving nearly 60 people including students, cops and fire fighters injured.

Police used batons and teargas shells to disperse the violent mob, but denied firing at them. Following the arson on roads, police entered the Jamia university campus, where tension prevailed as several persons were detained for alleged involvement in the violence.

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