New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday released pictures of 69 men suspected of being involved in the violence that broke out on December 15, during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens (NRC) at Jamia Nagar and New Friends Colony. The police also said that rhey have arrested one of the 69 men.
The images were captured from CCTV footage and videos recorded by the police during the violence and ensuing vandalism, senior officers said, appealing to the public to share identities of the remaining 68 suspects.
The images were released by the crime branch's special investigation team, which is probing the violence in which 17 persons have been arrested so far. Atlest five buses were torched and more than 100 public and private vehicles damaged when anti-CAA protests in Jamia Nagar and New Friends Colony turned violent when hundreds of people, including students of Jamia Millia Islamia, attempted to march towards arterial south Delhi roads were stopped by the police. More than 30 people, including students and police personnel, were injured as the protesters pelted stones, glass bottles and tube lights on security personnel who in turn fired tear gas shells and resorted to lathi charge.
After the violence on December 15 the Delhi Police had lodged two FIRs each at Jamia Nagar Police station and NFC Police station, the cases were registered against unlawful assembly, rioting armed with deadly weapon, mischief by fire or explosive suubstance, assault and criminal conspiracy, among various other sections of the Indian Penal Code.
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