Protest outside CM's Residence: 40 People, Mostly Students, Detained for 8 Hours, Injured Taken to Hospital
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 26— Around 40 people, mostly students from Jamia Millia, JNU, and Delhi University who had staged demonstration outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after midnight yesterday seeking strong and fast action to check violence in northeast Delhi, are in police detention for the past 8 hours.
Lawyers have reached the Civil Lines Police Station, and some of the detainees who were injured as police used water canon to disperse them from outside the CM’s resident in the wee hours of Wednesday, were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
As the news reports about violence continued emanating all through Tuesday till late night from the northeast Delhi, scores of people gathered outside the CM’s residence at 12:30 PM. They were demanding an immediate intervention to curb the ongoing violence in several parts of the northeast Delhi.
Majority of the protestors were students from Jamia Millia Islamia and the Delhi University. They were seeking to meet the CM in person to present their memorandum of demands but were denied permission. As the protestors insisted on meeting the CM, Police used water canon at around 3 AM to disperse the crowd. Many protestors were injured in the rush. Police then detained around 40 protestors and took them to Civil Lines Police Station.
The protestors accused the police of denying immediate medical care to a bleeding student. Several other protesting students alleged that the Police chased them even after dispersing.
After the intervention of lawyers, the detained protesters were taken for a medical examination to the Aruna Asaf Ali hospital here on Wednesday morning.
All the detainees were released around 1 PM.