25 broken CCTVs in Jamia’s Rs 2.66-crore damage bill to HRD

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19th February, 2020 01:04:05 printer

25 broken CCTVs in Jamia’s Rs 2.66-crore damage bill to HRD

Jamia Millia Islamia suffered damage to property worth Rs 2.66 crore during police action inside its premises on December 15 last year, according to an estimate submitted by the university to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), reports The Indian Express.

This included damage to 25 CCTV cameras worth Rs 4.75 lakh.

Over the last few days, several video clips from Jamia’s CCTV footage have been released, which show uniformed personnel raining lathis on students as well as damaging property, including hitting CCTV cameras with lathis, in the university library.

Police have maintained that some of the videos appear edited and they are still ascertaining their authenticity.

A detailed break-up suggests that library equipment, doors, window panes, AC units, electrical system, chairs, tables, lights and mirrors were damaged. According to the university’s estimates, equipment worth Rs 55 lakh was also damaged.


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