PUCL condemns naming of DU, JNU professors in murder case
The People’s Union of Civil Liberties, a civil rights advocacy group, today condemned the naming of two professors of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru Universities in a murder case of a tribal in Maoists-hit Sukma. Two women professors — Nandini Sundar from Delhi University and Archana Prasad from JNU — along with Maoists and others have been booked by police in connection with the murder of a tribal villager in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.
“While the death of this villager is deeply regretted and deserves to be diligently investigated, the FIR itself indicates that there is absolutely no connection between his murder and these human rights defenders,” PUCL said in a statement.
“PUCL strongly denounces the Chhattisgarh Police for concocting a frivolous and malafide FIR, and demands that charges against them be dropped immediately,” it added. Armed Naxals had allegedly killed tribal Shamnath Baghel with sharp weapons on November 4 at his residence.