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Crime Branch takes over BHU probe; issues notices to former Chief Proctor

The Crime Branch finally took over the probe into the BHU campus violence and also issued notices to 20 members of the proctorial board asking them to record their statements. Notice has also been issued to former Chief Proctor.

A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus where a protest last week against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.  SP (Crime) Gyanendra Prasad said the investigation into the violence had begun and they are perusing the CCTV footage. He said a cyber team had also been engaged in the case and a dozen mobile numbers that were active near the incident spot, when the alleged eve-teasing?took place, had been put on surveillance.

He said notice has been served to nearly 20 proctorial board members, including former chief proctor O N Singh, who were on duty on the day of incident. They have been asked?to record their oral or written statement before the Crime Branch within three days.

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