Cases registered against 1,000 unidentified students in violence during CAA protests

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Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Police has registered a case against 1,000 unidentified students of the Aligarh Muslim University in connection with violence that broke out during anti-CAA protests earlier this month. The cops had first claimed the first information report (FIR) had been registered against 10,000 students but subsequently quoted a senior UP police officer as saying “there was a clerical mistake case against 1,000 students and not 10,000”. “There was a clerical mistake in the report, case registered against 1,000 students and not 10,000,” Akash Kulhari, the Senior Superintendent of Police, told. “They unlawfully raised anti-national slogans. The students pelted stones on personnel and vandalised official vehicles,” the FIR said. It also stated the police had been instructed to use minimal force: “When they did not disperse tear gas and less intensity lathi-charge was done”. The students have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and the Criminal Law Amendment Act.