Third firing in four days: Unidentified miscreants open fire at Jamia
The Delhi police have registered a case after two unidentified persons allegedly opened fire outside Jamia Millia Islamia late on Sunday, police said.
New Delhi: The Delhi police have registered a case after two unidentified persons allegedly opened fire outside Jamia Millia Islamia late on Sunday, police said.
No one was injured in the attack.
In a statement issued by the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), a group comprising students and alumni of the university formed to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, said the attackers were on a red motorcycle.
One of the miscreants was wearing a red jacket, the statement said.
A senior police official said a case of attempt to murder under relevant sections of the IPC and the Arms Act was registered in connection with the incident and an investigation is underway.
This is the third firing incident in the Jamia Nagar area in a week.
On Thursday, a minor fired at anti-CAA protesters preparing to march from Jamia towards the Rajghat, injuring a student.
Two days later, a 25-year-old fired two rounds in air at Shaheen Bagh, where a protest against the new citizenship law has been going on. No one was hurt in the incident. "Firing has taken place at Gate No. 5 of Jamia Millia Islamia ... by two unidentified persons.
As per report, one of them was wearing a red jacket and driving a red scooter having vehicle no. 1532 or 1534," the statement said. Asim Mohammed Khan, a former Congress MLA from Okhla, said the incident occurred around 11.30 pm.
"We heard the gunshot. That is when we stepped out to see and the two men left on a scooter," a student said. "We have taken down the vehicle number and called police," he added.
Arm supplier arrested
As per the police, the firearm supplier was arrested after the shooter revealed that he had managed to procure the arms and ammunition from a boy who lives in Sahajpur in UP.
After investigation, Delhi Police's Crime Branch on Monday arrested the supplier Ajeet (25). Ajeet is a wrestler by profession. Further investigation is underway and he will be produced in concerned court on Tuesday.
DCP shunted out by EC over firing The Election Commission on Sunday transferred DCP (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal after it reportedly found his continuance on the post not conducive to holding a free, fair and impartial election in Delhi.
Sources said the action is linked to the firing incident at the anti-CAA stir site near Shaheen Bagh on Saturday in which a youth from Dallupura fired two rounds in the air. Biswal, who EC said stands relieved from his post with immediate effect, will be replaced by senior additional DCP (Southeast) Kumar Gyanesh.
However, the police commissioner will be sending a panel of three names to EC for posting a suitable officer as a regular DCP. A compliance report with the charge taken over details would be sent to the EC through Delhi Chief Secretary.