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Crime Branch begins probe in BHU violence

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi 

The has begun a probe in the in the and has issued notice to 20 members of the proctorial board, including the former chief proctor, asking them to record their statements, officials said today.

A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police in the (BHU) campus where a protest last week against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.

SP (Crime) said the investigation into the had begun and they are perusing the CCTV footage.

He said a cyber team had also been engaged in the case and a dozen mobile numbers that were active near the incident spot, when the alleged eve-teasingtook place, had been put on surveillance.

He said notice has been served to nearly 20 proctorial board members, including former chief proctor O N Singh, who were on duty on the day of incident. They have been askedto record their oral or written statement before the within three days.

Any person having information regarding the incident can also give details to the in its office or on phone, he said adding, their identity would be kept secret.

He said information is also being collected about anti- social elements residing in and around the campus and those who frequently visit there.

Senior Superintendent of PoliceR K Bhardwaj had transferred the investigation of all cases related to the in the BHU campus, one of the 43 central universities in the country, to the Crime Branch and the Lanka Police was also assisting in the probe.

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 14:14 IST