New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration has issued showcause notice to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activist for physically assaulting student Najeeb Ahmed who went missing from the campus after a brawl on the night of October 14.
Vikrant Kumar, an ABVP activist, has been accused by the chief proctor of hitting Najeeb Ahmed and using derogatory language with provocative behaviour on October 14.
“In the proctorial enquiry, you (Vikrant Kumar) have been found to be involved in hitting Mr Najeeb Ahmad and using derogatory language with provocative behaviour on October 14 in Mahi Mandavi Hostel. This is an act of indiscipline and misconduct,” the notice read.
However, Vikrant denied all the allegations while speaking to the press. He said, “The final report is yet to come. This is only the preliminary notice, which the administration gave under pressure from JNUSU and JNUTA. We met the Rector asking how I can be found guilty when there is not a single eyewitness and I have not even said my side of the story.”
The JNU administration has been criticised for shielding ABVP activists by not making the report public.
Najeeb Ahmed is still missing.