CU to form committee to examine legal logjams in its hostels
Kolkata: The Calcutta University will constitute a committee that will examine the legal logjam in connection with its hostels and accordingly try to clear them with priority. The decision of the university comes in the wake of vandalism by some miscreants at a CU hostel at Bowbazar on Monday afternoon. CU authorities are also taking measures to strengthen security in all its 18 hostels in the city.
State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday condemned the incident of ransacking at the student's hostel.
"I have instructed the university authorities to take strong measures," Chatterjee said.
Registrar Rajagopal Dhar Chakraborti said that the safety and security of the students is of the utmost priority for the university.
"We have already lodged an FIR with the police and have urged them to take strong steps as per law," he said. It is learnt that the university authorities are not yet properly aware of the legal hurdles associated with a number of hostels that has been running on rented buildings and wants to have details of the same. "The committee will collect all information regarding legal logjams and accordingly, steps will be taken to clear them," a senior official of Calcutta University said.
A group of unknown miscreants had suddenly barged inside a Calcutta University hostel under Bowbazar police station area and ransacked furniture and glasses. A boarder who tried to resist injured his right hand when he was hit by a hammer.
The 24 boarders in the hostel, all of them pursuing post graduation, are suffering from insecurity following the incident. The security guards were also beaten up by the miscreants.
The attackers had claimed that they have got directions from the court for vacating the hostel. However, they were not able to show any documents in connection with the court orders.