Delhi Police lodge FIR against group of JNU students for breaking into library

Like other educational institutions in the national capital, JNU is also shut for students in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Students had been demanding the reopening of the library and other facilities for the last few months.

The Delhi Police on Thursday filed an FIR against a group of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students for allegedly breaking into the University’s central library, vandalising public property, and having an altercation with security guards. The case has been registered after a complaint filed by the University administration.

According to the police, a group of 15-20 students vandalised the glass of the BR Ambedkar Library at JNU, had altercations with the security guards and forcibly entered the library at around 11 am on Tuesday. “Some of them spent the night there and the next day too they refused to leave. Thereafter, the university administration approached the police and filed a complaint, alleging that the students were not complying with Covid-19 guidelines and damaging public property, the police said.

“We have registered a case of disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant, damaging public property and obstructing government officials in the discharge of their duties. Nobody was injured in the incident. No arrest has been made in the case, so far,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Udit Pratap Singh.

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