A professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University has filed a police complaint against JNU students’ union (JNUSU) president Mohit Pandey and joint secretary Tabrez Hasan for allegedly using abusive language against him and disrupting the proceedings of the Academic Council meeting of JNU on 16 June.
In his complaint, Prof Aswini K Mohapatra of the School of International Studies, said the duo were trying to stop the Vice-Chancellor from conducting the meeting and were video-recording the whole proceedings without permission. He also alleged that when he tried to intervene, the duo pushed him and used abusive language. “They threatened me saying that they would see me outside,” his complaint said. He alleged that the two have put the “illegally recorded” video clip on Twitter with an intention to malign him publicly. He requested the police to register a FIR in the matter against both JNUSU office-bearers and take steps to ensure his safety and that of his family.
There was ruckus at the recent AC meeting after the JNUSU president protested against the proceedings, terming them undemocratic as the VC was pushing agenda items forcibly. Pandey also released a couple of videos alleging that the few faculty members misbehaved and threatened him. The police complaint by the professor was filed the very next day.