Rights panel team begins probe

THE two-member probe team of West Bengal Human Rights Commission on Thursday reached Presidency University to probe the ransacking of the prestigious Baker laboratory allegedly by members of Trinamool Congress students’ outfit on April 10.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:April 19, 2013 4:27 am

THE two-member probe team of West Bengal Human Rights Commission on Thursday reached Presidency University to probe the ransacking of the prestigious Baker laboratory allegedly by members of Trinamool Congress students’ outfit on April 10. The team led by former principal of Presidency,Amol Mukhopadhyay,questioned 19 people,including Vice-Chancellor Malabika Sarkar and Registrar Pradip Dasgupta. Some members of the faculty and non-teaching staff were also questioned by the team.

The entire questioning was videographed as well as the ransacked laboratory. They also questioned the security in charge of the university,Papu Singh,who was detained by police few days ago,but was later released.

Dasgupta said during the questioning the team members told him to narrate the entire incident of April 10. “We told them that we found a gang of students carrying javelin in one hand and Trinamool posters on the other entering the campus. They headed straight towards Baker laboratory and ransacked the entire place,” he said.

The team also inspected whether adequate security forces were placed on the day of the incident as state Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee had earlier said that due to inadequate force,policemen were unable to control the mob.

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