Update on scuffle at Jamia, firing inside Holy Family Hospital
Nine people have been apprehended in two cases related to a scuffle at Jamia Millia Islamia between two groups of students and a firing in Holy Family Hospital in Okhla, officials said on Friday as reported by the media.
The firing had led to injury of one student Nauman and there was panic in the locality with security stepped up in the hospital. Then police had said the student had a superficial injury on the scalp and the injured was later shifted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre.
As words spread in Okhla about the incident, residents expressed their concern over the development.
According to the police, Jamia Nagar and New Friends Colony police stations registered the case and the accused persons were arrested under sections 25 and 27 Arms Act.
In both the cases, nine people have been apprehended, they said.
During the probe Nauman Ali (25), Nauman Chaudhary (26), residents of Jamia Nagar, and Abdul Hannan (26), a resident of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh, have been apprehended, police said. Further investigation is underway and other accused are being traced, police said.
The second case under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intension) of the IPC and the Arms Act was registered at New Friends Colony police station for the firing incident, they said.
Jalaluddin alias Jalal (32), a resident of Dhaoj village in Faribabad district, Haryana; Kaptan Bhadana (25), a resident of Mathura in UP; Samsad (26) and Raheel (23), residents of Palwal district in Haryana; Mohammad Yusuf (26), a resident of Jamia Nagar; and Sabir (27), a resident of Mewat district in Haryana, were apprehended in connection with the incident, they added, reported PTI.
“It is submitted that on September 29, at 8:51 pm, a PCR call was received at Jamia Nagar Police station regarding a quarrel at Jamia university Library in side Jamia Millia Islamia University. On enquiry, it was found that the fight had ensued between two groups of students,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (SouthEast) Isha Pandey.
A student from the second group, Zalal, came to the hospital with his friends and fired at Nauman outside the emergency ward, the officer had said.
After the firing incident, in a statement issued on Friday, the Holy Family Hospital said: “There was a clash between two groups in the locality (Jamia Nagar) and some of the injured persons were brought to the hospital Emergency. One shot was fired in the Emergency between the clashing groups. No bystanders, other patients or hospital staff were injured. The situation was immediately brought under control.”
Registrar of Jamia Millia Islamia Nazim Hussain Jafri told PTI that a scuffle broke out on the campus but was immediately resolved by the authorities.
“A scuffle broke out on the campus between two groups in the morning and we immediately took action and resolved the issue. In the evening, the group got engaged in another fight and a student suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital,” Jafri said.
“In the hospital, a few students along with outside people fired bullets. On the campus, we ensure the safety and security of the students. We ensure discipline is maintained and that the students are safe. Their safety is our priority,” he added.