Delhi Police registered an FIR against more than 10 students of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Wednesday for allegedly misbehaving with the university vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and confining him to an office on February 27, soon after they called off a blockade.
A case was filed at Vasant Kunj (North) police station based on a complaint submitted by VC M Jagadesh Kumar, five days after the incident.
“We were examining the allegations after receiving the complaint. Once we found merit in it, we decided to register an FIR,” said a senior police officer, adding that the VC has named more than 10 JNU students in the FIR.
The students have been booked for wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement and intentionally insulting with an intention to provoke breach of peace.
Soon after a fortnight-long blockade against UGC regulations on admission policy ended on February 27, a group of students followed the VC and his staff into the university’s admin block.
“The group of students was adamant to meet the vice-chancellor to discuss some issues. But since the VC was unwell, he had called a doctor to visit him. But the students did not allow the doctor to see the vice-chancellor whom they also forcibly confined inside an office,” said Chinmoy Biswal, Additional DCP (South), elaborating on the complaint.
In his complaint, the VC also alleged misbehavior by the same group of students the next day when he finally agreed to meet them after a woman student threatened to jump from a building.