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On camera, University Vice-Chancellor heckled by students over PhD merit list in West Bengal, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar seeks report from chief secretary

West Bengal’s Aliah University Vice-Chancellor was hackled and verbally abused on camera by a group of students over PhD merit list. A student who was leading the group has been arrested after the video of the incident went viral

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University Vice-Chancellor heckled by students over PhD merit list in West Bengal

West Bengal’s Aliah University Vice-Chancellor was hackled and verbally abused on camera by a group of students over PhD merit list. A student who was leading the group has been arrested after the video of the incident went viral. The incident kicked up a political row in the state.

In the viral video, the students can be heard using cuss words and threatening Bengal’s Aliah University vice-chancellor Mahammad Ali with dire consequences if the PhD admission list was not changed as per their recommendations. Two security guards were standing silent behind Ali’s chair when the students continued to verbally abuse and shout at him. The vice-chancellor stays silent when he was heckled by a group of students. The heckling reportedly went on for hours.

A university official confirmed that the incident took place at the university’s New Town campus on Friday.

Explaining to the media about the incident, the Vice-Chancellor said Mondal and some others gheraoed him for a couple of hours inside his office and used foul language.  He had called up the police for help, but they did not come, Ali said.

Hours after the incident, the Bengal BJP alleged that the accused, Giasuddin Mondal, has links with the Trinamool Congress but the ruling party claimed that the was expelled from its students’ wing years ago. Mondal was expelled from the university in 2018. 

Seeking a report from the state’s chief secretary, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankad tweeted the video of the incident and said Such shameful incidents call for exemplary consequences. Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar also said it shows how Trinamool’s student leaders have crossed all limits.

Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari tweeted that this is not an isolated incident under the regime of Bengal’s daughter. This is the state’s culture now. In Bengal, it is expected that the police won’t arrest those who have hands of influential TMC leaders on their heads.

The CPI’s Sujan Chakraborty said the incident is another pointer to how the atmosphere in educational institutions has been vitiated under the Trinamool’s rule.

Later TMC’s students’ wing president said Trinankur Bhattacharya has condemned the incident saying that the VC’s abusers must be punished. The ruling party’s general secretary Kunal Ghosh also condemned such conduct towards teachers and demanded strict punishment for the guilty.

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Rape accused lynched in Bihar’s Katihar

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area.

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Katihar rape

A 28-year-old man who was accused of rape was lynched in Bihar’s Katihar district.

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area. The victim’s family nabbed 28-year-old Mohammad Sagir, who was accused of raping an 11-year-old minor, from the market area adjacent to Hasanganj.

The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet wherein Sagir could be seen tied to a tree and mercilessly beaten up by the villagers with sticks.

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Reports further said that villagers thrashed him till his condition became critical following which the police reached the spot and rushed him to the local hospital where he was declared dead.

The victim’s family alleged that Sagir took the 11-year-old to a secluded place late at night and raped her.

Two separate police complaints have been registered from both parties and the rape victim’s family has fled from the area, reports stated.

A similar incident took place in Assam in August wherein a rape and murder accused was lynched by a mob for escaping from the court. The incident took place in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

Reports said the police failed to reach the spot as the area was not easily accessible. Later, the police find the rape accused severely injured and tried to rescue him from the mob.

He was rushed to Dhakuakhana Civil Hospital where he was declared dead, reports said.

The accused Barua, along with two other accused, fled from the toilet of the Dhakuakhana Judicial Magistrate’s Court. He earlier escaped with handcuffs from the Covid-19 ward of a hospital and was rearrested after 2 days.

Reports said he was also injured during an encounter in September 2021.

Meanwhile, an AAP leader from Punjab was arrested on Thursday for molesting a minor girl in the Amritsar district.

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Punjab AAP leader arrested for molesting minor

In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

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Punjab AAP leader arrested for molesting

A Punjab Aam Aadmi Party leader was arrested for molesting a minor in Amritsar, Punjab on Thursday. Reports say the leader along with his friend molested a 15-year-old girl.

The incident took place in the Majitha area of Amritsar district and the accused have been identified as AAP leader Preetpal Singh Bal and his friend Rajbir Singh, reports further said.

Following the incident, the victim filed a police complaint and both accused were produced in the court. In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

The victim informed about her mother’s affair with a Senior Secondary school teacher Dharmendra Pal Singh Billa following which her mother left home along with her. Billa is friends with the AAP leader and he ripped off the victim’s clothes and harassed her in front of Preetpal Singh Bal, the reports stated.

After hearing both sides, the court sent the accused to 14 days of judicial custody.

In September, another AAP leader from Gujarat was arrested by the Gir Somnath Police for raping a 23-year-old woman.

Reports said the accused AAP leader Bhagu Vala was allegedly running a video-making agency in the name of Vishwa films. He lured the victim on the pretext to give her work as a model in an advertisement and asked her for a photoshoot.

On the pretext of a photoshoot, the accused called the victim to his flat and raped her.

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Men open fire at Hari Mandir after Shastra Puja on Dussehra in Bareilly, FIR registered

SP city Rahul Bhati said an FIR in the matter has been registered against an unknown person under section 336 (act to endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 30 Arms Act.

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Bareilly: People open fire at Hari Mandir after Shastra Puja on Dussehra, case filed

The Baradari Police Station has lodged an FIR against a BJP leader and unknown people for firing in the air after Shastra Puja on the occasion of Dussehra on Wednesday. The incident is reported from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

In the video, a huge crowd of people can be seen at the Hari Mandir of the Model Town. After Shastri Puja was over, some residents opened fire and shot several rounds in the air as a celebratory firing. The whole incident is captured in the video. The video of the same is going viral on social media.

An FIR was registered in the matter on behalf of Sub-Inspector Vinay Kumar. According to Vinay Kumar, some people worshiped weapons on the occasion of the Dussehra festival at Hari Mandir behind Model Town.

The police said the probe to identify people is underway. SP city Rahul Bhati said an FIR in the matter has been registered against an unknown person under section 336 (act to endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 30 Arms Act.

It is alleged that this act of people comes under the purview of the Arms Act. Hence an FIR was registered against the unknown people on the basis of the viral video. The situation of panic is created among people after an FIR has been registered in this matter. There is a probability that all these people are associated with the Hindu organization. Some of them are also members of the political party.

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