CHANDAN PRAKASH SINGH
New Delhi, 4 September
The members of department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) were stunned today when a former research scholar barged into the office carrying a country made loaded pistol, threatening to shoot some of the professors for not cooperating in his research.
According to police, the incident took place this morning, when the accused, identified as Muzaffar, a resident of Bihar’s Aurangabad district caused the high voltage drama inside the univesity. This morning, when he reached Delhi after travelling overnight in train, Muzaffar directly went to the University. Being a former student, he succeeded to gain an easy entry into the college premises and reached the Urdu department at around 11 a m.
"Soon after entering into the department, Muzaffar whipped out a country made loaded pistol and started shouting against some of his predetermined targets, including professors, dean and faculty members. He was shouting at top of his voice, saying mai un sabko goli maar dunga jis jis ne meri madad nahi ki aur mujhe dhoka dia (I will shoot all of them who did not assist me and deceived me)," said the police.
With the sudden provocation of a man carrying a gun, everyone present at the Urdu department got scared of him but meanwhile, some one telephoned the Proctor of Jamia, Professor Masood Alam, making him aware about the scenario.
Immediately, Prof Alam rushed the spot and tried to mollify the armed accused. Apparently Muzaffar was not ready to give up but on Prof Khan’s assurance to redress his grievances, Muzaffar calmed down.
Thereafter, Muzaffar was taken to a separate office by Prof Alam, where he was overpowered with the assistance of some alert staff.
Meanwhile, police was informed and Mujaffar was handed over to the cops. Police said that they have registered a case under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Jamia Nagar police station and subsequently, he was arrested.
During interrogation, Muzaffar told the police that he was upset with the treatment meted out to him during the tenure of his research in the university. He said that he had already written several letters to the concerned professors and other faculty members regarding the hurdles he was facing during his PhD, but everyone ignored him. This led to a frustration for him. Further investigations are underway.
Last year, Muzaffar completed his PhD (research) in Urdu language from Jamia University. During his studies, he lived at the hostel room provided by the college thereafter he went back to his native village in Aurangabad.