March 28, 2020 | 8:27 PM IST
CAA Protest

Two men open fire outside Jamia on Sunday night; third in four days

Delhi police registered a case against two unidentified men who allegedly opened fire outside Jamia Millia Islamia University in South Delhi on Sunday at around 11.40 pm. Sunday’s shooting was the third in four days at an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protest site in the capital. 

The culprits - one of them wearing a red jacket- were on a red-coloured scooty and opened fire first outside Gate No 5 and then at Gate No 1. No injuries were reported. Asim Mohammed Khan, former Congress MLA from Okhla said that they had noted the vehicle number and handed it to the police. After the shooting, hundreds of students gathered at the university gate and shouted slogans of ‘Azadi’ and ‘inquilab zindabad’.

SHO Jamia Nagar reached the spot with his team and searched the area. He spoke to the students and assured them that they would soon get hold of the miscreants. They, however, found no empty bullet shells.

Additional DCP South East Kumar Gyanesh confirming the news said, “We will conduct an inquiry into the incident and appropriate action will be taken as per the law.”

Earlier, on January 30, a 17-year-old shot and injured a protester outside the university and on February 1 a 25-year-old Kapil Gujjar fired three shots in the air near Shaheen Bagh protest site. In both the incidents, the attacker was detained by the police.  

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