Cops beat up students: Delhi Police launches probe

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New Delhi, Feb. 1 (ANI): The Delhi Police has launched a probe into the incident where cops were seen brutally thrashing students who were protesting against the suicide of Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula outside the RSS office in the national capital.

“Spl CP (Law & Order) has asked the Jt CP Central Range S.K Gautam to look into the incident & submit a report,” the Delhi Police tweeted.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi also tweeted saying, “DP is bound to protect freedom of free speech & peaceful assembly. Help DP & democracy by agitating at JantarMantar.”

Earlier today, a video went viral in which Delhi Police personnel were seen beating up protesters outside the RSS office who were protesting against the suicide of Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula.

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Besides the police, men in plainclothes were also seen joining the brutality by hitting and slapping the protesters.

The video also shows a male policeman grabbing a girl by her hair, punching her and dragging her.

Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday lashed out Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the Centre was attacking students instead of listening to them.

“Shocking attack on students. Instead of listening to them, now the Modi govt is brutally beating them up for protesting against the RSS!,” Rahul Gandhi’s office tweeted.

Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP and RSS of using the Delhi Police as their ‘private army’ to terrorise those opposing the Centre.

“I strongly condemn attck on students, FTII, Rohith case, Hyd Univ, IITs and now brutal attack on Del students. Modi govt seems to be at war with students all across,” Kejriwal tweeted. (ANI)

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