Updated: November 21, 2020 9:43:21 pm
The Allahabad High Court has rejected a petition filed by 12 members of the proctorial crew of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in search of quashing of felony proceedings in opposition to them, in a case of alleged wrongful confinement and abuse of a person who was pressured to take away the BJP flag from the automobile he was driving on the campus.
The petitioners had moved the High Court difficult felony proceedings pending within the court docket of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Aligarh. Justice JJ Munir on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by Professor Brij Bhushan Singh and 11 different members of the proctorial board of the AMU, on the grounds that the presence of the accused on the place of incident will not be disputed. Therefore, whether or not they abused the sufferer or not can solely be decided by the trial court docket after going by proof positioned earlier than it throughout the trial, the HC held.
During the course of the listening to, the petitioners’ counsel referred to sure circulars of the college banning the usage of flagged automobiles of any political social gathering on the college campus. The state authorities counsel opposed the plea, saying the offence was critical and will have had extensive ramifications for the regulation and order state of affairs.
As per the FIR, it’s alleged that on October 22, 2019, Guddu Singh, who claimed to be the driving force of Thakur Dalveer Singh, the BJP MLA from Barauli constituency of Aligarh, went to select up the legislator’s grandson Vijay Kumar Singh. Around four PM, when he entered the AMU campus and was on his approach to decide up Vijay, he was forcibly stopped by the Proctorial crew and requested to take away the BJP social gathering flag.
The 12-member crew abused him and stated that there was no place for the BJP within the college, it was alleged. The FIR of the incident was registered on the civil strains police station of Aligarh on the identical day and, after an investigation, the police filed a cost sheet in opposition to the petitioners on January 23, 2020, which was challenged earlier than the High Court.
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