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Jamia takes exception to police entering university premises, writes letter to DCP

Taking exception to the plain-clothed Delhi Police personnel entering Jamia Millia Islamia premises without permission, the university authorities have written to the Delhi Police demanding suitable action against the erring personnel.

In a separate appeal to the students, the Dean of Students’ Welfare, Prof. Tasneem Meenai, informed them that no “raid’’ was conducted in the Hall of Residence for Boys by Delhi Police or Intelligence Bureau yesterday.

She said that the DCP South East has been requested to take suitable action against the defaulting police personnel. Appealing to the students to maintain calm on campus she said that “we should work constructively to protect the image of the university.”

Prof. Mehtab Alam, Chief Proctor, JMI, in his letter to the DCP South East urged him to identify the police personnel involved in the incident and take suitable action against them. He further said that police staff should be advised to follow the instructions of the Chief Proctor on the university campus.

On Saturday, the ‘surprise raid’ had lead to uproar on the campus with students starting protest that on Sunday is also going on with the number of participants dwindling.

IE reports: Proctor Mehtab Alam said police did not have permission to enter the campus. “Police were told not go inside gate number 4, but they still entered. I got to know this had happened when a student called me. The students were feeling threatened because they thought there would be a raid, but there was nothing like that. The police had apparently told the students they had permission, which was not true. In fact, when I asked them later how they had entered, they apologised profusely,” said Alam.

However, as reported by IE, Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP (south east) said, “The beat staff had gone to meet the proctor. There was no confusion. We did not conduct any raid and neither did anyone videograph in the hostels. All allegations are false.”

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