Missing student: JNU officials ‘stopped from leaving building’

At around 10 pm, Chief Proctor A P Dimri managed to leave the building, but was followed by about 200 students who raised slogans against the administration.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2016 1:21 pm
jnu, jnu student missing, jnu protests, jnu news, jnu missing student, jnu student news, delhi news Students protest in JNU against the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

Angered by “the attitude of the administration” in connection with the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad, JNU Students’ Union Wednesday blocked all gates of the administrative building to prevent the Vice-Chancellor, Rector and Proctor from leaving their office — from 6.30 pm till late in the night.

At around 10 pm, Chief Proctor A P Dimri managed to leave the building, but was followed by about 200 students who raised slogans against the administration.

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Confirming that he was locked inside the building along with the V-C and the Proctor, Rector Chintamani Mahapatra said, “This is unfortunate, illegal.”

JNUSU president Mohit Pandey said, “We have not illegally confined anybody. The proctor was outside and he freely walked into the building. Electricity and supplies are here. We also sent food for all people.”

About 10-15 students stood at all six gates of the building, prohibiting staff and officials from leaving. A similar attempt to block the exits was made in the afternoon, but was called off after the JNU Teachers’ Association decided against supporting such a move.