Barely a month after the cultural secretary of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) union at a Malda college was rusticated for threatening two professors with rape, members of Chhatra Prishad (CP) have allegedly assaulted three professors at another college in Malda.
On Monday, three teachers at Chanchol College in Malda district lodged written complaint with the police and college authorities against members of the Chhatra Parishad-run students union, alleging physical assault on them.
According to sources at Chanchol police station, Anita Chakraborty, Ajit Biswas, Tapesh Lahiri have lodged the complaint against unnamed students who allegedly teased, abused and assaulted them while on their way to the teachers’ room. The teachers have urged the acting principal, Arati Saha, to collect and examine footage from CCTV cameras installed on the college compound.
“The complaint said the teachers were initially abused and teased, and when they protested, the students assaulted them physically,” a police officer said. “I’m yet to see the CCTV footage. I won’t comment before getting to know the details,” Saha told HT.
Students refuted the charge and said the allegation was the Trinamool’s ploy to malign CP.
“The teachers are aligned with the Trinamool Congress. They were chatting with TMCP supporters outside the college when they should have taken classes.We confronted them and said this was unfair. As a result, the teachers decided to malignus,” Mohammad Firdaus Alam, general secretary of the student’s union, said.
On July 9, the Gour Banga University had disbanded the college’s managing committee, which was headed by the local Congress MLA, Asis Mehboob, and appointed an administrator at his place. CP members said these two incidents show how the government is trying to increase their hold on the college through different ways.
In June, authorities of Samsi college rusticated Tajamul Haque, the cultural secretary of TMCP run union, following his threats to two teachers of raping them. Haque was subsequently arrested.
Another brawl at Jaipuria
A brawl broke out over the admission at Jaipuria college yet again on Monday, barely a few days after a girl alleged molestation during such a brawl in front of the college entrance. The brawl was a result of allegations of irregularities in the admission process, allegedly enforced by the ruling party’s student wing, Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad