Jamia violence: Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi Police, Delhi govt

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Protesters throng Delhi Police HQ to condemn Jamia firing

New Delhi, Feb 17: On the Dec 15 Jamia Millia Islamia violence incident, the Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices to Centre, Delhi Police, Delhi govt on petition by a student Shayyan Mujeeb seeking compensation of Rs 2 Crore for his injuries.

He said he was sitting in library, was severely injured andspent Rs 2.5 Lakhs as his both legs were fractured.

Jamia Millia Islamia student sought compensation of Rs 2 crore for injuries he sustained during December 15 violence. Protests against the newly-enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) had turned violent on December 15 near Delhi’s Jamia Nagar.

In the petition, student named Shayyan Mujeeb asserted that he received injuries after the protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act turned violent.

Mujeeb contended that he spent over Rs 2.5 Lakh on medical treatment.

The court issued notices to Central government and Delhi Police on his petition. They have to submit their response by May 27.

The counsel, appearing for Mujeeb, told the court that his client has fractured both his legs and will limp for life. The Centre, however, objected to his claim.

“There is a CCTV footage for the library,” the counsel retorted.

Sixty seven people, including 31 police officers, sustained injuries and a total of 47 persons, including students, were detained.

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