Fatehgarh Sahib: A few Kashmiri students studying at Desh Bhagat University Amloh campus in district Fatehgarh Sahib alleged that some unidentified persons harassed them on the intervening night of September 25 and 26. However, Amloh police and the university authorities denied the charges.
It may be mentioned here that around 100 students from Jammu and Kashmir are enrolled in the university in different courses through the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Programme for J-K.
According to a Kashmiri student, some people gathered outside their hostel rooms and abused them. They knocked on the doors of their rooms when they were sleeping on Sunday night and they repeatedly asked them to come out of the rooms. The Kashmiri students immediately informed the local police and their parents in Kashmir. The students also demanded strict security measures for the safety of students as everyone was scared because of the incident.
When contacted, Amloh SHO Dalbir Singh said that after receiving information on Sunday night around 1 am, the police team immediately reached there. They thoroughly investigated the matter and found that it was only a hoax. They inquired from other students living in the hostel about the incident, but they said that nothing of the sort happened in the university. The students living near their rooms in question saw or hearing nothing of this sort.
However, Amloh DSP Purshotam Singh Bal visited the university on Tuesday and reviewed security arrangements there. The SHO said they had asked university authorities to install CCTV cameras in all places of hostels and deploy additional guards. The university authorities also denied any report of the incident.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Varinder Singh also denied reports of the incident.
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