AMU suspends four students over firing incident on campus

Published on Aug 08, 2022 10:07 PM IST

The accused students had opened fire while running away from the spot creating a panic situation on the campus.

Aligarh Muslim University (FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
Aligarh Muslim University (FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) suspended four students on Monday, following charges of violence and attack on fellow students on Saturday. The charges include firing, kidnapping and physical assault leading to indiscipline and misconduct on the university campus.

“We had received two complaints and in one of them Mohd Kashif, a student of BA (Hons) at AMU had blamed students Ashraf Ali (BTech), Atif Jamal (BA) and Farhan Ali (BSc) for physically assaulting him with a pistol butt at 5pm on August 6, 2022. Moreover, they also attempted to kidnap him at gunpoint while he was returning from the faculty of arts examination centre on the Aligarh Muslim University campus on Saturday,” informed Wasim Ali, the Proctor at Aligarh Muslim University.

It has come to light that the accused students had opened fire while running away from the spot creating a panic situation on the campus.

“University took note of the incident and prima facie these three students were found to have committed the act of indiscipline and misconduct according to AMU Student’s Conduct and Discipline Rules, 1985 thus these students were placed under suspension with immediate effect from rolls of university pending enquiry and are not allowed to enter the university campus and its maintained institutions till then,” stated the proctor.

The second complaint was filed by Ashraf Ali against another student Saqlain (BA), in which he accused him of attempting to kill him by opening fire on him and threatening dire consequences.

“In this complaint, prima facie Saqlain was found guilty of indiscipline and misconduct and was placed under suspension with immediate effect from rolls of university pending enquiry and is not to have an entry in the university campus and its maintained institutions till enquiry pending,” stated Proctor, AMU Wasim Ali.

The university has suspended Ashraf Ali, Atif Jamal, Farhan Ali and Saqlain. An FIR was also registered at Civil Lines Police Station, Dodhpur in Aligarh.

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