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Governor sets up campus probe team

Unhappy with the inquiries being conducted by Kolkata Police and the West Bengal Human Rights Commission,Governor M K Narayanan has decided to conduct an independent probe into the vandalism at Presidency University on April 10.

Unhappy with the inquiries being conducted by Kolkata Police and the West Bengal Human Rights Commission,Governor M K Narayanan has decided to conduct an independent probe into the vandalism at Presidency University on April 10.

Raj Bhavan and university sources said they had recently received intimation that the governor had appointed a three-member team from his office to probe the incident and submit a report to the university authorities next week. The report will also mention the security arrangements required to avoid such incidents in future.

Pradip Dasgupta,registrar of the university,said that the security system inside the campus will be beefed up according to the report.

On April 10,protesters ransacked the historic Baker Laboratory and vandalised other departments at Presidency. The protesters,carrying TMCP flags,had reportedly organised a procession near the university against the heckling of Finance Minister Amit Mitra during an SFI agitation in New Delhi. They allegedly entered the campus and vandalised various areas. While the SFI union in the university accused TMCP workers,the TMCP blamed SFI workers. Presidency authorities alleged that outsiders were involved in the incident.

Presently,five additional policemen have been posted inside the Presidency campus,but university authorities say it is not sufficient.

V-C Malabika Sarkar said,“We are waiting for the governor’s report and then we will make arrangements for security in the campus.”

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Professor Amol Mukhopadhyay,who is chief investigating officer for the West Bengal Human Rights Commission which is probing the Presidency fiasco,today claimed that police non co-operation had led to delay in submitting their report.