'Being framed’: JNU attack suspect Komal Sharma writes to NCW denying her link with violence
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Denying the allegation of being involved in the January 5 violence inside the JNU campus, Delhi University student, Komal Sharma, who was identified by the Delhi Police as one of the masked attackers, has written to the National Commission for Women and said that she was being framed in the incident. Komal Sharma is said to be affiliated with the ABVP, students wing of BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtra Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
Approaching the National Commission for Women (NCW), Komal Sharma has claimed that she is being framed and said, “I am not the woman in the video. I am being framed. I have been deliberately, and with some bad intention, defamed to the extent that now the condition has become bad to worse”.
“I have started receiving calls from my relatives/friends who are expressing their dismay considering me as the said alleged lady in mask/scarf”, she added in her letter.
Komal Sharma, a student of DU’s Daulat Ram College, had been on the run since she was identified by the students as the masked woman from the videos of the JNU attack. The Special Investigation Team constituted to investigate the attack, had on January 13 also identified her as one of the attackers and said that she would be called for questioning soon.
According to news agency PTI, Sharma can be seen wearing a check shirt, light blue scarf and carrying a stick in the purported video of the violence shared on social media. The police said Sharma's phone was found to be switched off since Saturday night.
On January 5, some 50 masked assailants, allegedly, including the members of ABVP, entered the JNU campus and attacked the students and teachers with iron rods, sticks and sledgehammers, injuring around 34 people.
Crime branch officers had on Monday questioned three students -- JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, Pankaj Mishra and Vasker Vijay Mech. Ghosh, Talukdar, Ranjan, Dolan Samanta, Mech, Chunchun Kumar (a JNU alumnus) and Pankaj Mishra have been named as suspects by police.
Posted By: Talib Khan