NHRC team visits Jamia Millia Islamia to record statements of injured

The rights panel has decided to further probe the case till January 17.

A National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team on Tuesday (January 14) visited the Jamia Millia Islamia to record statements of the students who were injured during the police action on the campus in December.

According to sources, the rights panel has decided to further probe the case till January 17, sources said.

On Tuesday, around 35-40 students were present to record their statements with the team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which has deputed a team led by its SSP, Manzil Saini, to conduct an inquiry to know whether incidents in the varsity involved violation of human rights, officials said.

“After conducting an on-spot inquiry, NHRC has decided to further probe the Jamia university incident. The rights panel team will conduct this investigation from January 14-17,” a source said.

According to the NHRC,  it had received complaints in December alleging illegal detention of students by police and denial of legal and medical access to injured students at the police station, following which it had registered a case and deputed a probe team.

(With inputs from PTI)