AMU campus gunfight: ‘Attack on offices a bid to destroy proof against errant students’

A teacher, who did not wish to be identified, told The Indian Express that some hostelers had made region-wise groups to represent different parts of the state.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Updated: April 25, 2016 6:28 am
AMU, AMU clashes, Aligarh Muslim University, clashes, Aligarh Muslim University clashes, aligarh, aligarh news, UP clashes, india news The proctor’s office, which was torched by the mob. (Express Photo: Ravi Kanojia)

A section of students and teachers at AMU alleged that members of two rival student groups indulged in regular factional fights for supremacy, and many involved were also facing suspension or dismissal charges on this account. They claimed that Sunday’s attack on the offices of the AMU proctor and the dean students’ welfare (DSW) could have been an attempt to destroy records related to complaints against such students.

A teacher, who did not wish to be identified, told The Indian Express that some hostelers had made region-wise groups to represent different parts of the state. “They indulged in regular fights… Some outsiders are also involved, who help them with arms,” said the teacher.

Alleging that it might be an attempt to “destroy those complaints or proofs against the errant students”, a student said: “Several complaints have been lodged against such students at the proctor’s and the DSW’s office. In many cases, even police probe is being conducted.”

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A security officer said that the attackers ransacked cupboards where documents were kept.

SP (City), Anshul Gupta, while confirming reports of ‘regional’ fights on the campus, said the university administration should take necessary action against such activities.

He added that the university will be asked to provide names of students who were indulging in regular fights. Gupta also said that the probe will look into how a huge cache of arms reached the hostel.

When contacted, PRO Rahat Abrar told The Indian Express that the high-level committee will look into all aspects of the incident.


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  1. I
    IML sood
    Apr 25, 2016 at 2:04 am
    See my dear readers what is happening in our prestigious universities.Where is KK or his supporters Cong./Aaptards or others.Is not these universities have become a den of anti-social,anti national elements?is not cleaning needed at once to weed our such elements.Pity, In Cong. Rule of 60 years what has made of such insutions.Is it not a wake up call?Where are main Cong. Suppoters Aap/JDU/CPM etc?Do they want to run these Uniersities with these goonda elements?They have to answer the people.
    1. C
      concerned indian muslim
      Apr 25, 2016 at 5:45 am
      Completely unrelated to the incident .. I guess you need to go to a university and learn some reading comprehension before ping judgement
      1. B
        Bijan Mohanty
        Apr 25, 2016 at 10:23 am
        ABVP should be contained in the campuses so that hatred does not spill out.
        1. M
          Apr 25, 2016 at 3:18 am
          Now the secular investigative journalist should fan out and reach the houses of the murdered students to find out their antecedents ,their financial status and how their parents are living in penuryand pronounce that the deceased are innocents including those who are likely.unlikely to be hauled up for the arson ,rioting and destruction of public property.Create propogonda that it was the handiwork of outsiders and blame Modi Govt for it.Motivate the Procter to proclaim that it was all done by outsiders .lt;br/gt;Yesterday a muslim security guard of Varsity was on TV.He told that more than 40 rounds were fired and 400--600 students were involved in rioting sute a enquiry which does not wash out the sins of students and also connivance of the Varsity administration. Find out how such large scale arms and amunation was smuggled .If you want to save the Varsity take strongest action howsoever unpalatable to some .
          1. G
            Apr 25, 2016 at 9:52 am
            Why don't you read the full report before commenting? Yes, it is a wake up call so that ABVP and the chhadi brigade can intervene. And certainly, some minister from central cabinet will start counting the number of condoms found in the AMU campus.
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