In a bizarre twist to the Jadavpur University controversy, the website of the varsity was "hacked", claimed its registrar on Saturday, and the message posted on the vice chancellor's page saying he is "sorry" has been fabricated by outsiders.
Reportedly, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi is due to hear out the agitating students of the university today.
Students have been demanding the resignation of the university vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakrabartito who called in police on Tuesday to disperse the protesters. The students are also seeking a fresh inquiry into the sexual harassment of a student in the campus last month.
"No, this message is not from our side. I have spoken to the vice chancellor. Somebody hacked it and posted it from outside. We have asked our technical team to look into it and if needed, we will also intimate police," Registrar Pradip Ghosh told IANS.
Students were allegedly beaten up by police Sep 17 as they were protesting outside vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty's office. The police crackdown has been widely condemned, with students and political parties demanding Chakrabarty's removal as the vice chancellor.
(With IANS inputs)