Published: 17th February 2018
JNU Protest: FIR against students for wrongful restraint
The ruckus is a result of the much critiqued compulsary attendance order that has caused a furore among students
The Delhi Police has registered two FIRs against students of Jawaharlal Nehru University here, a day after they surrounded the administration block and restricted two senior officials from leaving the building for hours. Peeved over not being able to meet the vice-chancellor to discuss issues related to the compulsory attendance order, some students had on Thursday allegedly surrounded the JNU's administration block.
Two FIRs have been registered against the JNU students for wrongful restraint of two rectors in the administration block yesterday, a senior police officer said on Friday. Hundreds of students, led by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU), also picketed outside all the gates of the building and confronted and stopped senior university officials who tried to go out.
"Based on two separate complaints filed by the officials, two FIRs have been registered with the Vasant Kunj North Police Station," the police officer said. One more FIR has been filed against students who blocked the road near the administration office, demanding withdrawal of compulsory attendance ruling of the university. However, it was not immediately known how many students were named in the police FIR.