DU row figures in Par panel meet, results in filing of FIR

RSTV Bureau
Students of Delhi University, JNU and Jamia during their protest march against ABVP at Delhi University North Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Students of Delhi University, JNU and Jamia during their protest march against ABVP at Delhi University North Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The row in the Delhi University reverberated at a meeting of a Parliamentary Standing Committee, which questioned Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, leading to registration of an FIR in the case.

The Delhi University issue was vociferously raised by Opposition members at the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, amid protests by ruling BJP members, who claimed that the issue cannot be discussed at the meeting.

However, Chidambaram ruled that the committee can indeed discuss the issue as it may be raised even in both Houses of Parliament and allowed members to speak on it.

The MPs asked Commissioner of Delhi Police what action has he taken on threat given to DU student Gurmehar Kaur, who is the daughter of a martyred army officer, sources said.

FILE: New Delhi: Police detaining ABVP activists after their clash with AISA students at Delhi University in Delhi, Feb 22, 2017. Photo - PTI

FILE: New Delhi: Police detaining ABVP activists after their clash with AISA students at Delhi University in Delhi, Feb 22, 2017.
Photo – PTI

The members also asked whether security has been provided to the girl, they said.

The Commissioner of Police explained the MPs about the prevailing situation in the varsity and action taken so far for maintaining peace.

Within an hour of his being quizzed, Patnaik conveyed to the MPs that an FIR has been registered against unknown persons in connection with Kaur’s complaint that she was receiving “rape threats” allegedly from ABVP members.

However, the members told the Commissioner of Police that registration of FIR is not enough and security must be given to the 20-year girl.

The MPs also told Patnaik that police should caught the real criminal, sources said.