Published: 31st May 2022
Bangalore University funds transfer row: Students protest as complaints are filed against them
On Friday, the associations and syndicate members laid siege to the university’s finance block, stating that those involved had tried to ready bills and cheques to disperse the money after office hour
In continuation with the Bangalore University drama that occurred on May 27, Friday, students went on a strike on Monday, May 31 over a complaint filed against them.
Students, teachers and syndicate members had laid siege to the university's finance block on Friday, saying that the Vice-Chancellor had tried to illegally approve funds for development works. Following the siege and shutting down of the block, Bangalore University finance officer R Jayalakshmi had filed a complaint with the police against a few students. In response, students protested at the university, demanding that the complaint be withdrawn.
In addition, the students had visited Jnana Bharathi Police Station where the complaint was filed, to file mass counter complaints.
For over a week, issues were raised after syndicate members and several university associations alleged that VC K R Venugopal was trying to get the university’s finance officer to release funds of Rs 49 crore for development works for UVCE.
On Friday, the associations and syndicate members laid siege to the university’s finance block, stating that those involved had tried to ready bills and cheques to disperse the money after office hours on Thursday.
Students took out a protest rally on Monday, demanding the withdrawal of the complaint filed against them. They had also boycotted classes and said that this will continue till the complaint was withdrawn as well as the fund dispersal issue was settled.