New Delhi, January 10: The Delhi Police on Friday held a press conference to brief the media about ongoing investigations in the January 5 JNU violence case. Addressing the media, Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa and DCP Crime Branch, Joy Tirkey, recalled the sequence of events leading to Sunday's violence in the campus. The police also named nine suspects in the press conference terming them responsible for the violence. While Police blamed Left front students for the violence, they also named ABVP students Vikas Patel and Yogendra Bhardwaj in the conference. But the Delhi Police reportedly wrongly identified Shiv Poojan Mandal as Vikas Patel in the conference. JNU Violence: Delhi Police Blames Left Student Groups, JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh, ABVP's Vikas Patel Among Those Named by Cops; Check List And Pictures of Other Suspects.
Twitter is claiming that Delhi Police goofed up in at least one of the names in the press conference. Twitter users highlighted how Delhi Police identified ABVP's Shiv Poojan Mandal as Vikas Patel in the conference. JNU Violence: Masked Men Unleash Violence on JNU Campus, Police Stage Flag March; Opposition Blames Govt.
NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain Had Tweeted on the Matter on January 6 Itself
ABVP role in JNU violence?
Image purportedly of Vikas Patel, an ABVP member on JNU campus with a group of young men with lathis.
— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) January 6, 2020
Saurabh Shukla, NDTV Reporter From Delhi, Highlighted the 'Blunder'
Another blunder from @DelhiPolice they have shown Shiv Mandal as ABVP’s Vikas Patel in their Press conference on JNU violence, sharing NDTV’s screen shot as well to clear the air .. बताइए ये दिल्ली पुलिस की जांच है? pic.twitter.com/msq11eWBLC
— Saurabh shukla (@Saurabh_Unmute) January 10, 2020
Another User Tweeted on the Incident
Big blunder by Delhi Police, showing picture of Shiv Mandal as ABVP’s Vikas Patel in their Press conference on JNU violence. This is after their hard effort of 5 days long probe. https://t.co/EVAWVHnIxH
— ASHUTOSH MISHRA (@ashu3page) January 10, 2020
Delhi Police Corrected Itself Later, Claims This Tweet
— Padmaja joshi (@PadmajaJoshi) January 10, 2020
In total, nine students were named by Delhi Police. The names of students mentioned are: Chunchun Kumar (Ex-student, JNU), Pankaj Mishra (School of Social Sciences (SSS), Aishe Ghosh (President JNUSU), Vaskar Vijay Mech (MA, SAA, JNU), Sucheta Talukdar (SFI, Councillor, JNU), Priya Ranjan (SLL&CS, JNU), Dolan Samanta (School of Social Science), Yogendra Bhardwaj (PhD Sanskrit, JNU) and Vikas Patel (MS Korean, JNU). Delhi Police said that they have not detained anyone but that notices will be served to those named in the press conference soon.