JNU admin files FIR against students for allegedly breaking into library

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JNU admin files FIR against students for allegedly breaking into library

Friday, 11 June 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A group of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students allegedly broke into the central library on the campus. A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by the police after a complaint was received from the JNU Administration on Wednesday. The JNU Administration also alleged that the students have been occupying the library for the last two days and they have also clashed with the staff.

According to the police, the incident took place on June 8 and based on a complaint from the varsity's chief security officer, a case was registered on Wednesday.

According to Ingit Pratap Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Southwest district, based on the complaint, a case was registered under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Delhi Disaster Management Act and prevention of damage to public property.

No arrests have been made in the case so far, police said, adding that a meeting between the students and chief librarian of the varsity was also held in this regard.

In a statement, the University stated: “This (incident) has caused health risk for the library staff and even other students residing in the hostels, since these unruly students return to hostel for lunch/dinner or other purposes.”

The University said: “A group of students scuffled with the security staff, broke open the side glass door of the B R Ambedkar Library, entered the main reading room of the building on June 8 and have occupied the space since then”.

It added that the students did not vacate the library building even during the night.

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