Petition in high court for JU normality

Calcutta: A public interest litigation was filed in the high court on Tuesday seeking an order asking the state government to implement a four-year-old order to restore normality at Jadavpur University.

The division bench of then Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Asim Banerjee had in 2014 issued certain directives to the university authorities and the state government to bring back normality to the campus.

The university then was rocked by a students' agitation protesting the police crackdown on students who had gheraoed then vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty and other members of the executive council.

The division bench had asked the university and the government not to allow outsiders into the campus and ordered the police to set up a picket outside the gate.

Cops posted at the picket were told to let students, and teachers and other employees in after checking their identity cards.

The order had also stated that the JU authorities would select a spot for protests and the students would not be allowed to disturb classes by shouting slogans.

After filing the PIL, petitioner-advocate Ramaprasad Sarkar said the petition would be heard by the division bench headed by Chief Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya in a couple of days.

Bangla man held

A Bangladeshi was arrested for allegedly stealing two mobile phones from passengers on a crowded train at Sealdah station on Tuesday.

Miraz Seikh has apparently told RPF officers that he visited India once a year on a month's visa to steal and pick people's pockets.


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