JNU-tapes-exposed Akshat Awasthi refuses to join probe, police summons him

Akshat Awasthi

India today sting operation exposed involvement of Akshat Awasthi and Rohit Shah in JNU violence

Akshat Awasthi refused to join the investigation after Delhi police called him to join the probe. The police called Akshat after a sting operation by India today unmasked the Awasthi’s involvement in the JNU violent case.

Akshat Awasthi is the first-year student in Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium

Akshat Awasthi is the first-year student of the French degree program at the JNU. In the video, he identified himself in footage of Sunday’s attack and as an activist of ABVP (Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad). The other student Rohit Shah confesses in the video that there were 20 ABVP activists from the JNU who were involved in the attack.

Watch the tapes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZHt9rq_AEE

The Delhi police on Sunday identified seven more of the 60 people- from a Whatsapp group-from several pictures and videos that went viral on social media related to the Jawahar Lal Nehru violence.

Statements of thirteen security guards, warden and students have also been recorded, as per the sources.

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Vice-Chancellor of JNU urged the students to leave behind the past

The Vice-Chancellor of JNU M Jagadesh Kumar urged the students to leave behind the past and start a new beginning. He said that “We are not trying to blame anyone or raise finger against anyone. What is important for us is to make sure that the JNU functions properly and we move forward.”

The Delhi police crime branch had made a phone call to Akshat Awasthi on Sunday after the sting operation of India Today and asked him to come along with Rohit Shah to join the probe.

The Delhi police crime branch is likely to issue notices to the 37 identified people to inquire about their alleged involvement in the violence in the same case. It comes a day after the police identified 37 out of 60 members of a Whatsapp group- Unity Against Left. The sources have revealed that these identified people are not from any organization- Left or Right.

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