New Delhi, February 27: The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response of the Centre and the AAP government on a plea by a student of Jamia Millia Islamia university seeking compensation for injuries suffered by him allegedly in police action against anti-CAA protesters on December 15 last year.

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi government and police seeking their stand on the plea which also wants registration of an FIR into the offences allegedly committed by the police forces.

The court listed the matter for further hearing on May 20.

The petition filed by Mohd Mustafa has sought that the authorities be directed to pay a compensation of at least Rs one crore for physical and mental losses suffered by him.

The plea has sought direction for reimbursing the student the expenses of his medical treatment that he had already incurred, including the cost of travelling to hospitals. 

On February 17, another similar petition had come up for hearing before the high court which sought response of the Delhi government and police on the plea. It was filed by Shayaan Mujeeb who contended that he was studying in the university library on December 15, 2019, when police personnel entered the building and allegedly beat up the students there.

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