THE manhandling of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya (DAVV) Deputy Registrar (examination) Dr RK Baghel in his office allegedly by Acharya Gyan Ayurveda College (AGAC) director and students on Saturday raises question mark on the kind of security at the four-star University.
The incident occurred at about 5.45 pm inside the cabin of Dr Baghel located in the administrative complex of the University at its RNT Marg premise. Dr Baghel said that AGAC director Deshraj Jain and administrative officer Maneesh K Jain accompanied by several students barged into his cabin and started making illogical demands.
The college administration furious over the university not conducting examination for its students, demanded a letter for the same, which had already been handed to them in the presence of the Vice Chancellor (V-C) earlier.
The college authorities forwarding the students demanded that similar letters be handed to each of them but when they were politely denied the same as it was closing time and most of the employees had left, they suddenly engaged in hurling abuses and caused physical injury.
An employee Khemraj Gurjar who came in after hearing the noise was also attacked and probably his arm was broken in the ensuing scuffle. He added that the matter was reported to the V-C on whose advice it was given in writing to the Chhoti Gwaltoli police.
AGAC director Deshraj Jain said, “I was not present during the incident” and levied allegations on Bagehl for having started it all by insulting and attacking students. Maneesh Jain categorically denying his presence, while accepting occurrence of a scuffle between Baghel and students said, “it was the result of the protracted battle, which the university wished to wage against the college in the process of which the students were suffering.
In a High Court order given on October 17 the University had been directed to conduct exams for students studying in the college and whose semester was over”.
He said the university ignoring compliance of the directive within the two-week time period given, also withheld results. He had gone to meet the V-C at about 2 pm in which they were handed the said letter and when about 12 students went in the evening to get the same Baghel told them that the letters were not prepared, while acting Registrar MK Tiwari told them that he had signed the letters and sent for dispatch, thus boiling the temper of the youth and resulting in a scuffle.
He alleged that the university is adopting double standards and accusing the college of not complying with Code-28, while the college had clearance from the Central government and CCIM. A CCIM team had even praised the college after a recent inspection on November 20. “Students will file contempt of court on Monday as it is about the future of about 70 students”,
TI Arvind Khare conceded that written complaints had been received from both sides but no FIR had been lodged as it involved the fate of students and should be done only after the matter is investigated.
V-C Dr Rajkamal said that the college authorities and students had discussed the matter with him in the presence of Baghel and DCDC HPS Chauhan who was later sent by him downstairs after Baghel left with the students. An employee and a journalist later informed him of the incident of a scuffle with Baghel. The university was seeking legal opinion on the vexatious issues concerning the college.
He said that statements of all those present would be taken after, which further line of action, would be decided tomorrow. He added “though the campus has security men and cameras stopping sudden incidents at all times is
difficult, yet security arrangements would be reviewed”.