Row over removal of Dean: Students attacked at Agriculture Univ
Kolkata: Tension prevailed on Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) campus at Mohanpur in Nadia district after some outsiders barged into the administrative building of the university on Wednesday night and allegedly tried to lift the agitation by a section of students that had started in the morning.
The miscreants allegedly resorted to firing in an attempt to disperse the agitators, who had started a hunger strike to intensify their agitation on Wednesday. No classes could be held in the varsity on Thursday with the agitating students holding a protest rally against the attack.
"We were peacefully agitating, voicing our demand to remove Dean (Agriculture) Srikanth Das and Dean Students Welfare (DSW) Goutam Chakraborty. Suddenly, some outsiders barged into the building, broke glass windows and threw flower pots here and there.
They also threw pieces of bricks at us and beat us up. We demand immediate arrest of those involved in the incident," an agitating student said. The miscreants also tore the posters that were put up on the campus displaying the motive of the protest. Police have also recovered a bullet shell just outside the campus gate.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Dharani Dhar Patra, said: "I had informed the police to keep vigil on the campus when I left in the evening as students were agitating. The students had alleged that the police took no steps to prevent the attack.
Some of the students and one of our security personnel were injured in the attack. I have formed an inquiry committee in this regard."
According to sources, the CCTVs on the campus that have been installed recently failed to record the events that took place.
We are taking steps to ensure that the CCTVS can carry out video recording at their earliest," a senior university official said.
The university has suspended the security in charge for his alleged inability to prevent the attack.
The Haringhata police have already started a probe in the incident.