Panel constituted by AMU to probe campus violence

Aligarh: The one-man judicial panel constituted by the Aligarh Muslim University to probe into violent incidents that rocked the campus in December 2019 has asked students and staffers at the AMU to submit their written statements by February 7, according to an official notification. The probe is being conducted by retired chief justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court V K Gupta. As per the notification issued on Saturday, students and staffers at the AMU should submit their written statements to the probe panel by February 7. Similarly, a seven-member committee of senior faculty members instituted by AMU Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor to review all the FIRs registered by police against students in connection with anti-CAA protests is also expected to start functioning shortly, AMU spokesman Omar Peerzada said. The committee is headed by Professor Najam Khalique of the Department of Community Medicine, Peerzada said. “This committee would explore all legal and administrative steps for preventing undue harassment of all innocent students,” he said.

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