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VC letter for police help

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University vice-chancellor Pandit Prabhakar Palande has written to director-general of police Abhayanand for help in evicting illegal boarders from the hostels a day after alleged Maoist posters were found at the accommodation.

On Monday, posters and leaflets allegedly pasted by Maoists were recovered from the hostels of the university creating ripples in the academic circles. While officers from University police station seized the posters, Palande wrote to the police boss for help in controlling rowdy elements on the campus.

Proctor Ajay Kumar Srivastava said Palande brought the matter to Abhayanand’s notice, seeking the police’s help in establishing discipline on the campus. He added that on directions from Palande, he visited the hostels in the morning and recovered several posters and pamphlets allegedly pasted by the rebels.

District magistrate Anupam Kumar and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Saurav Kumar have been requested to take strict action against the wrongdoers. The university has prepared a list of the hostel boarders and asked the administration to launch a drive for evicting unauthorised students living in the hostels.

A source in the university said at least 200 students live in the university’s seven hostels illegally. SSP Saurav said he, along with Anupam Kumar, would visit the university campus on March 11 and hold talks with the vice-chancellor and senior officials to bring peace on the premises.

Palande said: “My aim is to establish an academic environment and steer away hurdles in way of bringing this university to the national arena.”