JU students manhandle VC

first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University V-C Prof. Suranjan Das was allegedly heckled and manhandled on Tuesday by a section of students who were staging a demonstration on the university campus demanding students’ union election.Das was admitted to a private hospital in the city. The incident took place after Das attended the executive council meeting of the university and was about to get into his car. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee condemned the incident saying that the students should have placed their demands in a democratic manner. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”I feel very insulted. Such an incident never happened to me in the past. The students blocked my path and turned aggressive. I tried telling them that I was ready to speak to them in a proper manner,” Das said. Debraj Debnath of Arts Faculty Students’ Union (AFSU) said V-C’s security guards tried to push aside their members when they tried to speak to the V-C. Debnath claimed that 4-5 members of their organisation received serious injuries. One of the injured students had to be admitted to a hospital. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe also added that AFSU and SFI members wanted to know if the executive council meeting took up the issue of “inordinate delay” in holding students union election. They also demanded immediate steps to hold the elections from Tuesday before Gandhi Bhavan on the campus. It may be mentioned here that students belonging to these students’ organisation also called an indefinite sit-in demonstration before Gandhi Bhavan from Tuesday till their demands were met by the JU authorities. According a press statement, issued by the private hospital, Das was admitted to the hospital around 6 pm after he received injuries when a scuffle broke out between two groups of students. It also mentions that Das gave a declaration that he would not lodge any formal police complaint. Das was administered necessary medicines and he underwent X-ray tests on his right shoulder, chest and the hip bone. He received the injuries when he fell down. The doctors are keeping him under observations. Das has also been suffering from hypertension and high-level of blood sugar, for which he takes regular medicines. According to the statement his health condition is stable now.last_img read more