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Delhi: Police entry triggers ‘raid’ uproar in Jamia, DCP denies allegations

Proctor says cops did not have permission to enter campus, students protest.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 14, 2016 2:58 am
Students demanded a ‘fair inquiry’ into the matter. Express Students demanded a ‘fair inquiry’ into the matter. Express

Jamia Millia Islamia students staged a protest on the university campus Saturday, alleging that Delhi Police had conducted “raids” and “surprise checks” at their hostels. Police, however, maintained their personnel had gone to meet the proctor and dismissed the allegations of the students.

Proctor Mehtab Alam said police did not have permission to enter the campus. “Police were told not go inside gate number 4, but they still entered. I got to know this had happened when a student called me. The students were feeling threatened because they thought there would be a raid, but there was nothing like that. The police had apparently told the students they had permission, which was not true. In fact, when I asked them later how they had entered, they apologised profusely,” said Alam.

A student said the police personnel were seen on the campus around 3.30 pm. He said, “We saw some commotion near the Allama Iqbal Hostel for boys and realised police were taking videos and photos of the hostel residents. When they proceeded to other hostels, we started following them. But the provost came and stopped us. How can the police just enter the campus and videograph and photograph students?”

Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP (south east), however, said, “The beat staff had gone to meet the proctor. There was no confusion. We did not conduct any raid and neither did anyone videograph in the hostels. All allegations are false.”

Hundreds of students gathered outside the vice-chancellor’s office, demanding a “fair inquiry” into the matter. “The provost and proctor should make it public that they did not give permission and launch an inquiry into how police entered without permission,” said a girls’ hostel resident.

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  1. Prafulla Sharma
    Aug 14, 2016 at 2:53 am
    Why police can't go inside hostel premises if situation calls it to do so ? There is a pretty greater chance for an adult to follow wrong path by wrong influence . If police had got varified or unvaried information then only they could have gone to such place . Throughout over the world there is a terrorist attacks going on .. In just 15 day nearly 55 terrorist attacks have taken place .. If India is insulated it's all because of right wing bjp and Modi else many such attacks would have happened in case of Manmohan Singh like leadership . Indian express is a mole , I pray God that it's biased staff should get right lesson by divine forces for writing all biased things .lt;br/gt;Shivers is today supporting terrorist or terrorism will be the victims of this fire tomorrow . stan is a living example of it . stan helped terrorist to breed against India but now it is burning my the same fire . Indian express , you are ugly and your journalism is mostly ugliest . Shame , you are a big shame ..
    1. B
      Aug 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm
      Kadi has bhi liya karo paji :)
      1. Abishanka Saha
        Aug 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm
        The only available explicit coverage of this shameful event.
        1. V
          Aug 14, 2016 at 2:26 am
          Even Universities are not safe from Delhi Police following Dictatorship of LG who want to appease Feku with his arrogance.