Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday landed in another controversy after an alumnus of JNU posted on the social media a scanned copy of an official letter that found him guilty of “misbehaving” with her in 2015.
The university administration confirmed the office order of penalising Kumar for allegedly misbehaving with a former female student on the campus.
Kanhaiya, JNUSU president, who is right now out on interim-bail on sedition charges, drew massive attention, both from newly won supporters and critics after his post-release speech and his remarks against Indian Army on Women’s Day. After the complainant Kamlesh Parmeshwari posted her last year’s complaint letter to JNU as well as proctor’s verdict, on her Facebook timeline on Wednesday, it went viral. The university in its letter said, “It is to confirm that an office order dated October 16, 2015, was issued by the chief proctor for strict disciplinary action against Kanhaiya Kumar and he was fined Rs 3,000.”
In her complaint addressed to the chief proctor, Kamlesh as per the complainant letter was a student of Centre for Historical Studies under School of Social Sciences alleged that Kanhaiya, a student of SIS and resident of Brahmaputra was urinating on the road when she was crossing the Poorvanchal road during her morning jogging on June 10, 2015. She said Kanhaiya started shouting at her when she asked him not to do it as “there are enough hostels in the campus.”
“He came very close to me and started threatening me in a very aggressive body language. He called me ‘psycho, mental go to some asylum. It’s my hostel area, I can do whatever I wanted to do.... and threatened me ‘dekh lunga tereko’ (I will fix you).”
She could not be contacted on the phone number given in the letter.
Kamlesh wrote, “Mr Kanhaiya Kumar Addressed JNU community on Woman’s Day. What an Irony! Proctor Officer order copy finding him Guilty of Threatening a female and Misbehaving with her. This was in context of my complaint against him in case of ‘Public urination, Misbehavior and threatening’. Ma ki ek mahiney ki tankha ke barabar jurmana bhara hai is JNU ke krantikari ne! He has paid fine equal to one month salary of his poor mother! What a poor fellow he is!”
“Many people want to know why the copy of officer order is unsigned. I was given print out of the original office order from proctor office on my special request. The original signed version is already displayed on all concerned JNU offices. If any doubt, you can check it with Proctor office JNU,” she added.