Man ‘forced to remove BJP flag from car’ on AMU campus: HC rejects quashing of proceedings against staff

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    Man ‘required to remove BJP flag from cars and truck’ on AMU campus: HC turns down quashing of proceedings versus personnel

    By: PTI|Allahabad |

    Upgraded: November 21, 2020 9: 43: 21 pm





    Aligarh Muslim University, Zamer Uddin Shah, closure of sluaghterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh news, India news, Staple diet for Students in aligarh Muslim Univeristy, India news, National news, latest news During the hearing, the petitioners’ counsel described particular circulars of the university prohibiting using flagged vehicles of any political celebration on the AMU school. (File)

    The Allahabad High Court has turned down a petition submitted by 12 members of the proctorial team of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) seeking quashing of criminal proceedings against them, in a case of supposed wrongful confinement and abuse of a man who was forced to eliminate the BJP flag from the vehicle he was driving on the campus.

    The petitioners had actually moved the High Court challenging criminal proceedings pending in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Aligarh. Justice JJ Munir on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by Professor Brij Bhushan Singh and 11 other members of the proctorial board of the AMU, on the premises that the presence of the accused at the place of event is not disputed. Therefore, whether they abused the victim or not can only be determined by the high court after going through proof put prior to it during the trial, the HC held.

    During the course of the hearing, the petitioners’ counsel referred to particular circulars of the university prohibiting using flagged vehicles of any political party on the university campus. The state federal government counsel opposed the plea, saying the offense was serious and could have had large ramifications for the law and order situation.

    According To the FIR, it is declared that on October 22, 2019, Guddu Singh, who claimed to be the motorist of Thakur Dalveer Singh, the BJP MLA from Barauli constituency of Aligarh, went to get the legislator’s grand son Vijay Kumar Singh. Around 4 PM, when he got in the AMU school and was on his method to choose up Vijay, he was forcibly dropped in the Proctorial team and asked to get rid of the BJP celebration flag.

    The 12- member team abused him and said that there was no place for the BJP in the university, it was alleged. The FIR of the event was signed up at the civil lines police headquarters of Aligarh on the very same day and, after an examination, the police submitted a charge sheet versus the petitioners on January 23, 2020, which was challenged before the High Court.

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