Presidency forms body to probe blackening of wall with name of SP Mookerjee
Kolkata: Presidency University has set up a five-member committee to probe into the blackening of a portion of the wall where the name of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee has been inscribed. Shyama Prasad was an alumnus of Presidency College.
Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Anuradha Lohia has condemned the incident and said those involved in the matter will not be spared.
State Education minister Partha Chatterjee also condemned the incident and maintained that the university should take stern action against the culprits.
It may be mentioned that some students of Jadavpur University had damaged a statue of Mookerjee kept at the Keoratala crematorium recently.
The University authorities have informed the police who are conducting a separate probe. Professor Debajyoti Konar, registrar of the university, said a five-member committee has been set up to probe into the incident.
Some students of the university had informed the authorities, after they found that a portion of the wall containing the name of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee had been blackened on Monday morning. Immediately, the security guards were called and asked about it.
The portion of the wall was not blackened on Saturday, when the last classes were held. Sunday was a holiday.
Entering the university by outsiders is not possible as the students wear identity badges and outsiders have to register their names and addresses, along with the persons they want to see, in the register kept at the office of the security personnel.
Names of outstanding students, or those who have become famous in later life, have been inscribed on the wall situated in front of the arts library housed on the ground floor of the main building, as a part of the bicentenary of the college.
The blackened portion of the wall has been cleaned and security has been beefed up following the incident.