June 28, 2022
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Citizenship Amendment Act Protest: 10 with criminal backgrounds Arrested by Delhi Police

On Tuesday at least 10 people, all with criminal background, were arrested for indulging in arson and setting vehicles afire during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in New Friends Colony near Jamia Millia Islamia University here on Sunday.

A senior police officer said that “Out of the 10 arrested, three are bad characters of the area. They were identified and put under arrest,” adding to that none of them are Jamia students. He also said raids are being carried out in various parts of Delhi’s south-east districts to nab those who indulged in violence during protests.

On Monday Delhi Police has registered two separate cases against unknown people for arson and rioting. Jamia Millia Islamia University had turned into a battlefield on Sunday with police entering the campus and using force, following violence and arson during protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

On Sunday, protesters had torched four public buses and two police vehicles as they clashed with the police in New Friends Colony during a demonstration against the Citizenship Act, leaving nearly 60 people including students, police and firefighters injured.

Thereafter, the force, used batons and teargas shells to diffuse the violent mob and entered the Jamia university campus. Jamia authorities and students claimed they had nothing to do with the violence and arson during the protest and alleged that “certain elements” had joined in and disrupted the peaceful march.

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