Amid speculation that JNU’s Chief Proctor resigned from the post over handling of the JNU row, sources from JNU administration said he had resigned much before the controversy broke out and has nothing to do with the matter. 

It was suspected that former Chief Proctor Krishna Kumar demitted office on February 29 by resigning from the post as the administration was pressurizing him about the inquiry of the panel investigating the row. 

AP Dimri from the School of Environmental Sciences assumed office as the Chief Proctor on March 1. 

"Krishna Kumar resigned from the post in late January citing personal reasons. The newly-appointed Vice-Chancellor had asked him to continue till the end of February and meanwhile an appointment was finalized to the post," said a university official. 

"His resignation has nothing to do with the present controversy as the event in question took place on February 9, while he had resigned much before than that. The two incidents should not be put together," he added. 

The varsity had debarred eight students from academic activity, allowing them to stay as guests in hostels till the inquiry proceedings were over.