AMU VC writes to Akhilesh Yadav, wants CBI or SIT to probe April 23 violence

By TCN News

Aligarh: The Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah has written to the Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, asking for a CBI enquiry or a probe by Special Task Force (STF) in the violence that occurred in the night of April, 23, the University said in a press release.
The release that the District Magistrate of Aligarh, Dr. Balkar Singh has already ordered a time bound Magisterial Enquiry into the incidents.

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On April 25, the VC had announced “an enquiry by a high power external agency” primarily because he was convinced that to do justice, University had to unravel the roots of this unfortunate incident of violence, said the release.

The release also said that during the summer vacation, each and every room in all hostels will be vacated by June 15, except medical students.

The University has also decided that no person will be allowed to enter in the premises of the Administrative Block without valid proof of identity, while, at the same time, visitors will be required to take prior appointment. Similarly, students who have any problem shall be allowed to visit authorities on prior appointment, between 3 to 5 pm on all working days, except Friday.

“Surprise check was carried out at the S.S. Hall (South), S.S. Hall (North), V.M. Hall and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Hall annexe by the AMU authorities with the help of local police and RAF personnel. The purpose was to identify illegal residents and detect illegal weapons. The presence of University officials and police personnel reassured the students that serious efforts were being made to enforce law and order,” said the release.

The University also said that “statements made to the press by the former Vice Chancellor Mr. Mahmoodur Rahman were regrettable. He should reflect on his own tenure as AMU Vice Chancellor and not allow pique to prejudice his views for the sole reason that his cherished ambition was not fulfilled by the AMU community.”