Unidentified miscreants open fire outside Jamia university; police file case

One of the two attackers was seen wearing a red jacket and driving a red scooter having vehicle no. 1532 or 1534

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Students and alumni of the Jamia Millia Islamia had gathered to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act when the attack took place. Photo: ANI/Twitter

The Delhi police have registered a case against two unidentified persons who allegedly opened fire outside Jamia Millia Islamia on Sunday (February 2) night, police said.

No one was injured in the attack.

A statement issued by the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), a group comprising students and alumni of the university formed to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, said that the attackers were on a red motorcycle. One of the miscreants was wearing a red jacket, the statement noted.

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“Firing has taken place at Gate No. 5 of Jamia Millia Islamia… by two unidentified persons. As per a report, one of them was wearing a red jacket and driving a red scooter having vehicle no. 1532 or 1534,” the statement said.

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Asim Mohammed Khan, a former Congress MLA from Okhla, said the incident occurred around 11.30 pm.

“We heard the gunshot. That is when we stepped out to see and the two men left on a scooter,” a student said.

“We took down the vehicle number and called the police,” he added.

A senior police official said a case of attempt to murder under relevant sections of the IPC and the Arms Act was registered in connection with the incident and an investigation is underway. This is the third firing incident in the Jamia Nagar area in a week.

On Thursday (January 30), a minor fired at anti-CAA protesters preparing to march from Jamia towards the Rajghat, injuring a student.

Two days later, a 25-year-old fired two rounds in the air at Shaheen Bagh, where a protest against the new citizenship law has been going on. No one was hurt in the incident.

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