April 10, 2010 3:14:47 am
It has taken death for the wheels of justice to finally begin moving in the case of AMU reader Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras. Two days after he was found dead at his rented house,the Aligarh police this evening lodged an FIR against four AMU officials and three mediapersons,one of them unidentified,who had allegedly forced their way into his house,shot his nude photos with another man,and created the controversy which led to his public humiliation and suspension by university authorities.
The FIR was filed on the orders of a local court which Siras moved on March 15 after the police took no action on his complaint. CJM Shyam Lal Kori passed the order on April 5,the last day Siras was seen alive.
In his application,Siras had said that on February 8,at around 6.30 pm,when he and a friend were in his bedroom,three men claiming to be reporters forcibly broke in with cameras,said they were responding to a complaint made by neighbours and threatened to publish his photographs.
After a few minutes,Siras alleged,four AMU professors entered,had a conversation with the three intruders and they left together.
Those named in the FIR are AMU Proctor Prof Zubair Khan; PRO Prof Rahat Abrar; Deputy Proctor Fareed Ahmed Khan and Media Adviser N A K Dhurani. The other accused are Syed Ali Murtaza and Aashu,both local mediapersons,and a third man who accompanied them. They have been booked for wrongful confinement,assault and use of criminal force,trespass,criminal intimidation,and conspiracy.
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