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Proctor suspends AU student leader

india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 00:10 IST
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Assault on varsity staff alleged

ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY (AU) Proctor on Tuesday afternoon suspended a student leader for alleged assault and manhandling of two varsity employees and informed the Colonelganj police about the incident.

According to reports a student leader Vijay Dwivedi entered into an altercation with the on-duty staff manning the Examination cell's Migration certificate counter along with his supporters and assaulted two staff members on Tuesday.

Upset over the incident, all the employees of the Examination cell stopped work and lodged a formal complaint with the AU Controller of Exams Prof HS Upadhyaya through the Assistant Registrar (Examination).

Taking the strong cognisance of the incident, AU Proctor Prof Jata Shankar— on being informed by Prof HS Upadhyaya— immediately suspended Vijay Dwivedi who is a LLB-II student of the varsity and also informed the Colonelganj police about the assault.

The incident took place when Dwivedi backed by around 10 unidentified students reached the Examination cell counter and demanded a migration and allegedly tried to pressurise the staff to circumvent the due procedure. On being refused, Dwivedi reportedly assaulted the clerk Gayatri Prasad Mishra and also hurled a paperweight at another clerk Prem Chand Tripathi causing an injury near his eye.

Upset over the incident, employees of the examination cell stopped all work and submitted a complaint to the Assistant Registrar (Examination) who then submitted it to the AU Controller of Exams Prof HS Upadhyaya.

Prof Upadhyaya then spoke to AU Proctor Prof Jata Shankar recommending immediate and strict action against Dwivedi.

On being contacted, Proctor Prof Jata Shankar said, "We have suspended Vijay Dwivedi and initiated an inquiry. The varsity has also informed the cops requesting lodging of an FIR against him."

It is worth mentioning that varsity campus witnessed another incident of assault, albeit on a student, near the Political Science Department on Monday.

The incident came to light when the victim, a student of BA-II and an inmate of KPUC Hostel, reached the Proctor Office at around 1.30 pm and informed about the attack. He alleged that student of BA-I Alok Kumar Rai along with some of his friends beat him up with belts following an argument over a conversation on a cell phone. The victim showed injury marks on his back and requested the proctor to take action.

The Proctor then issued a notice to Alok Kumar Rai and has instructed him to appear at the Proctor's Office on November 16 at 3 pm and give a clarification on the charges levelled against him.