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September 25, 2020

Jamia firing accused sent to 14-day protective custody

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IMAGE: A person (face blurred as his being an adult could not be ascertained), brandishes a gun towards people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, near Jamia Millia Islamia University, in New Delhi, on Thursday. Photograph: PTI Photo

The youth who fired a pistol at a group of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters near the Jamia Millia University, in which a student was injured, was on Friday sent to a 14-day protective custody by the Juvenile Justice Board, police said.


The accused was presented before the Board in the afternoon, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajesh Deo said.

The police said they have also urged the Board to form a medical panel to conduct a bone ossification test that will verify the age of the youth.

On Thursday, the accused fired a pistol at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring Jamia student Shadab Farooq, before walking away while waving the firearm above his head and shouting ‘Yeh lo Aazadi‘ amid heavy police presence.

The Crime Branch is probing the case.

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