Jamia authorities write to Delhi Police, demand action against cops for ‘raids’ in hostel

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Taking exception to plain-clothed police personnel entering Jamia Millia Islamia premises without permission, the university authorities have written to the Delhi Police demanding suitable action against them.

In a separate appeal to the students, the Dean of Students’ Welfare, Tasneem Meenai informed them that no “raid” was conducted in the Hall of Residence for Boys by police or Intelligence Bureau yesterday.

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“DCP South East has been requested to take suitable action against the defaulting police personnel. I appeal the students to maintain calm on campus and believe we should work constructively to protect the image of the university,” she said.

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Chief Proctor Mehtab Alam, in his letter to the DCP South East, urged him to identify the police personnel involved in the incident and take suitable action against them.

He said that police staff should be advised to follow the instructions of the Chief Proctor on the university campus.

Scores of Jamia Millia Islamia students yesterday staged a protest alleging that “surprise checks” were made by Delhi Police in their hostels.

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While the students dubbed them as “raids”, police officials maintained that they were part of routine checks being conducted in that area ahead of Independence Day.

(With PTI inputs)

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