V-C harassment case: Complaint registered against outsider
The authorities of Vivekananda College for Women on Sunday lodged a complaint against a youth who had stopped the vehicle of the vice chancellor of Calcutta University Sugata Marjit on April 5.
The college authorities on Sunday went to Behala police station and lodged the complaint. The youth is a resident of Behala.
The College principal said he had entered the college by posing a close aide of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. He stopped the vehicle of the V-C and instigated the students to go and have a heated argument with him when he got down from the vehicle and tried to pacify them. The youth took photographs of the entire episode on his mobile phone.
While deciphering the CCTV footage the college authorities came to know about the whole incident. The governing body of the college held a meeting and decided to lodge a complaint against him. The governing body in its resolution stated that punishment the youth should be punished to save the education community.
Meanwhile, the college authorities have suspended nine students of 2nd year for manhandling the vice chancellor for one year.
Sugata Marjit had gone to attend the convocation of the college when he was manhandled by some students. He had described the incident as unfortunate and blamed the dearth of ideology in student politics.
The governing body of the college met on Sunday and decided that 77 students who were involved in the matter would have to tender unconditional apologies. The college authorities had lodged complaint with the Behala police station against the outsiders who had created chaos at the college.
The students who did not qualify the tests demanded that they should be allowed to sit for the examination which the college authorities refused to do. The Principal of the college categorically said that under no circumstances should they be allowed to sit for the examinations.
Not satisfied with the decision, some students shouted slogans against the decision. They called some students from other colleges who also joined them.
The situation turned from bad to worse when these students refused to allow the vice chancellor of Calcutta University to leave the college premises. They sat in front of his vehicle. Marjit came out and tried to pacify them. He told them that he had been invited to attend the function.
It was the discretion of the college authorities to decide whether they should be allowed to sit for the examinations or not. Pressing their demands, some students went near him and pushed him. The students were identified by deciphering the CCTV footage.
The college authorities called the governing body meeting to decide the fate of the students. The authorities said that such steps had been taken as the girls had flouted the college discipline and if they were allowed to go scot free, it would create a bad precedent in the students’ community.