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JNUSU denies allegations of manhandling Dean of Students

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has alleged that the varsity's students union members manhandled the Dean of Students, a charge denied by the students' body.

(JNU) Pramod Kumar yesterday issued a statement along with CCTV footage, accusing JNUSU agitators of manhandling Umesh during a meeting.

"While discussions went on, more than 15 agitating students barged into office and became very violent. They continuously shouted slogans, latched door and blocked with a sofa. When tried to go out of office for lunch, they pushed, hurled abusive language and manhandled him," the administration said in the statement.

A police complaint was filed and Chief was investigating into the issue, the statement said.

A day after the varsity administration made the allegations, the students body today denied the them and instead said it was students who were manhandled by the security guards.

In a statement, the JNUSU said, "The security guards confined the along with other hostel presidents in Dean of Students' room during the meeting. Students waiting outside learnt about this and tried to enter the room."

When they tried to talk to guards, more guards were called in and were instructed to physically manhandle students and push them out, the JNUSU claimed.

Male guards assaulted girl students, the statement said.

JNUSU also claimed that it has filed a complaint against the security guards in the station.

On March 12, the JNUSU members and Umesh had held a meeting to discuss the issue of fee/mess charges hike at around 12 PM.

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 00:25 IST