Another firing observed outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University amid anti-CAA protest

The Jamia Coordination Committee is participating in the protest against the amended citizenship law said that no one was injured

New Delhi: In Jamia Millia Islamia University, South Delhi, a shot was fired outside the institute premises on Sunday night. This is the third such incident in four days at an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in the national capital. Out of two suspects, one of them wore a red jacket came on a scooter and opened fire outside Gate No. 5.

The Jamia Coordination Committee is participating in the protest against the amended citizenship law said. No one was injured.

The police officials said some students had informed them that a shot was fired at the university gate, 2 km from Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have set up a tent on the road and dug in for nearly two months in the agitation against the CAA.

“Some statements have been recorded. On that basis, an FIR has been registered. A team is going to collect CCTV footage from Gate No.5 and 7. Further details that will come out, will be included in FIR. Action will be taken on culprits,” senior police officer Jagdish Yadav said.

Few people have been gathering around the university gates at night in protest against the CAA.

In some videos which are covered through mobile and tweeted by people at the Jamia gate in that people could be seen running for cover under the dim glow of streetlights after hearing the alleged gunshot.

“Police officers from Jamia Nagar went to the spot and searched the area but no empty bullet shells were found at that place. There were different varieties of the vehicle in which the alleged miscreants came. Some said it was a scooter and few of them said it was a four-wheeler. Several people, including students, have gathered outside the police station. These all will be asked to give a complaint. We will be conducting an investigation,” said senior police officer Kumar Gyanesh.

Just three days after on Saturday a teenager shooter fired at agitators at Jamia University, another man fired shots standing near police barricades put up at Shaheen Bagh. Later the teenager was captured by the police.

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