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JNU students misbehave with VC, administration demands police action

New Delhi, (IANS): The JNU administration has demanded stern police action against a group of students who allegedly misbehaved with Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar during a meeting with him, a police officer said on Thursday.

Police said a case was registered on Wednesday against 21 students at Vasant Kunj North Police station, after receiving a complaint by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Registrar Pramod Kumar, as well as on the basis of video footage as evidence.

“The police have registered a case against over a dozen students for wrongful restraint, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.

Pramod Kumar in his complaint stated that the VC fears physical assault by such student acts and has been doing official work from his residence since March 1, the complaint said.

He also demanded strict action against the students to avoid any such incident in the future.

“The JNU registrar on March 4 filed a complaint stating that on February 27 after the students removed their blockade, the VC and other staff members went to the administration block. Students again entered the administration block and insisted on meeting the VC,” Biswal said.

The complaint said that since the VC was unwell and confined inside the Rector 1 office, a doctor was called to examine him. A girl next day threatened to commit suicide if the VC did not meet them and forced him to meet students, he added.