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|AMU: order against
The Supreme Court on 31 April asked authorities to take
follow-up action against the police officials who had resorted to
‘unprovoked’ firing to disperse students at the Aligarh Muslim
University (AMU) campus more than four years ago.
The court’s directions followed a CBI report that indicted several
police officials for firing at the students. In the firing, Nadeem Alam
was killed on the night of Oct 1, 1996. Last year, the Supreme Court had
directed the CBI to investigate the killing.
A bench headed by Chief Justice A.S. Anand directed the authorities to
launch a departmental inquiry and criminal prosecution against the police
official inquiry and criminal prosecution against the police officials in
line with the CBI’s recommendations.
The CBI’s report said the PAC personnel led by City Superintendent of
Police Ajay Anand and Additional District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela, had
resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing at the fleeing students.
‘There is no doubt that these two officers had failed to exercise proper
control over the police party they were heading,’ the CBI said, adding
that the police had chased the students and resorted to ‘unwarranted
firing’ to disperse a mob.
The CBI also named SHO of Civil Line Police Station Ranbir Singh and
sub-inspector Ghanshyam Singh for deliberately manipulating the case
LIU wound up
Kerana: The secret service department of the government had set
up local intelligence unit (LIU) in Kerana with a view to checking ISI
agents, fake currency rackets and smuggling of goods from foreign
It may be recalled that the central as well as state governments had very
much publicized the news that Kerana and its neighbouring areas and towns
are ‘centres’ of the illegal supply of arms and goods from foreign
countries, fake currencies and that ISI agents who take refuge in these
places. But since no arrests were made and no action was taken in this
connection, the U.P. government wound up the above-mentioned office,
declaring that no such activities were going on in these places and that
the LIU staff were being paid salaries unnecessarily.