A day after vandalism pressured its closure, Santiniketan’s Visva Bharati college on Tuesday sought a CBI probe into the incident, through which a mob demolished two gates of the college. It additionally requested the Centre to deploy central paramilitary forces for safety on the campus. This comes hours after the college lodged a police grievance in opposition to a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA and eight others accusing them of collaborating within the violence.
The college named Naresh Bauri, a resident of Bolpur and TMC MLA from the district’s Dubrajpur constituency within the grievance. Aside from Bauri, three different TMC leaders had been additionally named as accused, college academics stated.
The college on Tuesday evening issued an announcement alleging that the police didn’t take any step to cease the vandalism though intimation was despatched to the district Justice of the Peace, superintendent of police, the state chief secretary, residence secretary and private secretary to the chief minister. “The college will request a CBI inquiry to look into the August 17 incident,” stated the assertion, including that the employees members will maintain a 12-hour quick on Wednesday as a mark of protest. The college additionally determined to not open the campus until these accused of the violence are booked by the police, stated an announcement issued by the college on Monday night.
Amid all this, the vice-chancellor determined to not attend the assembly referred to as by Birbhum district Justice of the Peace Moumita Godara Basu on Wednesday to debate the problem with the college authorities, college students, native merchants and residents. On Monday, Bauri claimed that he took half within the agitation as a former scholar of Visva Bharati and never as TMC chief.
Nonetheless, he couldn’t be contacted on Tuesday. The merchants additionally lodged a police grievance in opposition to the vice-chancellor. Within the assertion, Visva Bharati stated the allegations had been false they usually have to be withdrawn to make the employees members really feel secure.
The BJP has accused the TMC of masterminding the vandalism. “That is an instance of legislation and order state of affairs in Bengal. The TMC is making an attempt to ascertain management over a Central college campus,” stated BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh. The VC didn’t discuss to the media on Tuesday as effectively.