Video: Delhi Police thrash students; Kejriwal calls cops BJP's 'private army'

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the BJP of using Delhi Police as a "private army" - after a video showed policemen thrashing students protesting in the national capital on Jan 30.

"Del pol being used by BJP/RSS as their pvt army to terrorize n teach lesson to anyone opposing BJP/RSS. I strongly condemn attack (Jan 30)on students," tweeted the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder.

A video, released by AAP, showed policemen both in uniform and in civil dress charging at students from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and bashing them up with lathis.

Some officers were also caught on the camera thrashing student activists, and physically pushing them to the ground.

As per reports, the students were protesting against the death of Hyderabad University Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula.

Referring to the earlier students' protests at the Film and Television Insitute of India (FTII) and Hyderabad University, Kejriwal stated, "FTII, Rohith case, Hyd Univ, IITs and now brutal attack on Delhi students. Modi government seems to be at war with students all across."

Watch the video here...

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