Use of toxic chemicals on Jamia protesters is false: Delhi Police

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New Delhi: The Delhi Police have brushed aside the allegations of use of force and toxic chemical spray on protesters as baseless. They called the media reports as false.

The DCP Southeast Delhi said in a statement that cops “showed a lot of patience in handling the aggressive Jamia students” who were “forcing their way through the police barricades and trying to march to Parliament without permission”.

The police officer blamed the media houses which did not even bother to enquire from the officials concerned and went ahead with incorrect report.

Hundreds of Jamia Millia Islamia students and residents of nearby areas were stopped by police from taking out a march to Parliament against the CAA and NRC, leading to a seven-hour standoff during which scuffles broke out between protesters and police officials.

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