Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa said that they will inquire into lathi-charge allegations levelled by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students during their protest today.
#WATCH Delhi: Clash between Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and police, earlier today. Delhi Police PRO has said that they will inquire into lathi charge allegations made by JNU students. pic.twitter.com/5yOhuDBvdi— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
"We will inquire into allegations of lathi charge by students. They broke some barricades due to which some police personnel also injured," Randhawa told ANI when asked about lathi-charge allegations.
"We are talking with their leaders for mediation on demands. Sufficient force has been deployed. We have told JNU students that they should not break the law. The people are facing problems as they have blocked a road. Hopefully, we will resolve this soon," he said.
Mandeep S Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO: We are trying to talk to the students about their demands and convince them to not take law in their hands. Regarding the allegation of laathi charge, we will inquire into it. #jnuprotest pic.twitter.com/iAyXBHMXQu— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
Meanwhile, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also announced that trains will not be halting at Lok Kalyan Marg and entry/exit gates of the station have also been closed temporarily.
"As advised by Delhi Police, trains are not halting at Lok Kalyan Marg and entry/exit gates of the station have also been closed temporarily," DMRC tweeted from its official twitter handle.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Metro said closed the Exit/Entry Gates for Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat have been closed temporarily.
Yellow Line Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) November 18, 2019
Entry or exit at Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat have been opened. Trains are halting at all 3 stations.
Entry/exit gates for Lok Kalyan Marg are still closed and trains will not be halting at the station. https://t.co/96Fq0penFD
"As advised by Delhi Police, trains are not halting at Udyog Bhawan and Patel Chowk. Exit/Entry Gates for Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat have been closed temporarily," DMRC tweeted.
Thousands of JNU students started their protest march towards the Parliament, were allegedly thrashed by police personnel and taken to unknown locations after detention. They are demanding complete fee rollback along with other demands.
Students raised slogans and banners against the government. A large number of protestors chanted slogans like, "Halla Bol" and "Dekhna hai zor kitna bazue katil mein hai".