Sedition accused Bhattacharya held public talk in 2015 at JNU defying order

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New Delhi, Feb 29: An old document of the JNU accessed by OneIndia revealed that JNU student Anirban Bhattacharya defying the official order held a public talk in the campus of the varsity.

Bhattacharya is now under police custody after Delhi police slapped sedition charges in JNU row. The document says Bhattacharya held a public talk on Feb 11, 2015 at Tapti Hostel Mess Hall after dinner time despite cancellation of permission to convene the talk.

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The order dated July 3, 2015 issued by the Chief Proctor transferred Anirban from Tapti hostel to some other hostel, besides instructing the student to pay Rs 5000 as fine within 10 days for violating the order.

The order conveyed "in the Proctorial inquiry Mr Anirban Bhattacharya (Enrollment number: 09/61/MS/101), A Ph. D 8th semester student, Center for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences and a r/o 63, Tapti Hostel has been found guilty of (I) bypassing official instruction of the Senior Warden, Tapti Hostel by organizing the public talk in Tapti Hostel Mess Hall on 11.02. 2015 after dinner time despite cancellation of permission in this regard; (ii) Misleading the senior warden by giving incorrect information regarding the speaker invited for the public talk."

According to the Chief Proctor, Bhattacharya has also mislead the senior warden by misinforming the senior warden of the hostel over the speaker delivering the talk at the campus.

The order signed by the Chief Proctor further said the act of Bhattacharya was serious in nature and unbecoming of a JNU student and calls for stern disciplinary action against him. The order also informed in view of future of the JNU student, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the varsity has taken a lenient view on the violation.

The VC exercising his power vested under Statute 32 of the Statutes of the University has ordered the transfer of Bhattacharya from Tapti Hostel to some other hostel. He was also directed by the VC to deposit Rs 5000 fine within the 10 days of this order coming into effect.

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