Crime Branch begins probe in BHU violence
It has issued a notice to members of the proctorial board, asking them to record their statements
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday arrived here on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir during which she will review the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Valley and Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region.
The Crime Branch has begun a probe in the violence on the BHU campus and has issued notice to 20 members of the proctorial board, including the former chief proctor, asking them to record their statements, officials said yesterday.
A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus where a protest last week against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.
SP (Crime) Gyanendra Prasad said the investigation into the violence had begun and they are perusing the No of members of the proctorial board who received the notice CCTV footage. He said a cyber team had also been engaged in the case and a dozen mobile numbers that were active near the incident spot, when the alleged eve-teasing took place, had been put on surveillance. He said notice has been served to nearly 20 proctorial board members, including former chief proctor O N Singh, who were on duty on the day of incident. They have been asked to record their oral or written statement before the Crime Branch within three days.
New chief proctor says
The newly-appointed BHU Chief Proctor, Royana Singh, said, “The vice chancellor has been very sensitive to female issues. He has zero tolerance to such activities. Our retired justice is conducting the probe in this matter. We will take action as soon as we get the report.” Asserting that the main challenge is to maintain discipline in the campus, she stated that they were in process of fulfilling the demands of the students.
The BHU appointed its first woman chief proctor after her predecessor resigned taking moral responsibility for the violent incidents on the campus.
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's former driver Khatta Singh yesterday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking to record afresh his statement in the case of killing of cult's former manager Ranjit Singh.
Earlier, a special CBI court in Panchkula had dismissed the plea of Khatta Singh on September 25.
“Khatta Singh has substantial and important evidence against the Dera head. Earlier, he had retracted from his statement due to security concerns, but now he wants to speak the truth,” Singh's counsel Navkiran Singh said.
“The HC has been moved today seeking permission to record fresh statement by Khatta Singh,” he said. The case will come up for hearing on October 3, he said.
Ram Rahim Singh, facing 20 years of imprisonment for
When a 10-yearold student of Ryan International School here came home with injury marks on his back, his parents were shocked to know that he was beaten up with a stick allegedly by his teachers.
Jaswinder Singh, the boy's father, claims that his son was thrashed allegedly by two of his teachers — Raman and Harpreet — a day after he got into a fight with another student.
“Raman ma'am had told me to meet her after recess, when I went in the PTA room, she started hitting me with a rod,” the class IV student alleged. The police have registered a case and are analysing the CCTV camera footage provided by the school.
The principal of the school has, however, dismissed the raping two of his disciples, is named as key conspirator into the killing of Ranjit Singh in 2002.
The special CBI court in Panchkula is hearing the cases of killing of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and Ranjit Singh. allegations and said that the ‘child wasn't even touched by the teachers”. “I can assure you nothing of this sort happened. The student was suspended for a month on disciplinary grounds after he got into a brawl with another child,” principal Gurpal Kaur Anand said, reports NDTV.
“He had a fight with another child who chipped a tooth on Wednesday. When the parents were called, my wife went to meet them. However, he was beaten up with a stick the next day,” Singh said. He has also alleged that the thrashing was a result of his complaint to the management about “high tension wires around school”.
The incident comes just weeks after another student of Ryan International School's Gurgaon branch was murdered in one of its toilets.
A student writhes in pain after allegedly being lathi-charged by the police during the clash.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in J&K. Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat is also seen.