Delhi, India

Administration lodges FIR against JNU students for administration block siege

Police has registered an FIR against students after repeated complaints from the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration, discontent with students blockading the administrative building of the campus.  As students refuse to negotiate with the JNU vice-chancellor M Jagdish Kumar, he ensured that law would take its course against their activities. The registrar of the university as per Indian Express reports has confirmed that the FIR has been lodged against students.

According to a police office, the case is under the Section 399 which deals with wrongful restrain of Indian Penal Code. The FIR has been lodged at the Vasant Kunj North police station.

“A few students have been named in the FIR. We will start the investigation,”

he added.

DCP (south) Ishwar Singh said,

“A complaint had been received from the chief security officer, JNU, regarding blockade of the admin block by some students, due to which admin officials could not access their office to work. The complaint alleged that 14 student leaders and some 40-50 students have wrongfully restrained government officials. On this, an FIR has been registered at Vasant Kunj North police station on February 15. The case is under investigation.”

The indefinite blockade has been announced by the Committee of Suspended Students for Social Justice on Friday. However, the JNUSU has only given faint hints of occupying the administrative block and blocking entry of officials. Both groups are demanding that the V-C meet them to clarify apprehensions regarding seat cut in MPhil/PhD admissions in the coming year, apart from other things.

 

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