Jammu: The J&K Vice Chancellors Forum, a body comprising of all the Vice Chancellor’s of the Universities in J&K State, has expressed a deep anguish on misbehaviour of a Police Officer with Prof. Khurshid Andrabi, Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir.
Strongly condemning the incident, the Forum has termed the behaviour of the Officer as completely unprofessional and uncalled for, aimed at just harassment and intimidation. The prior presence of the Media on the scene also indicated that the action was premeditated and the Officer wanted to prove his bravado. In case the Officer had noticed anything against the law, he should have taken action by producing a Challan or charged a fine as per the law.
By detaining a respectable person of the society on the road side and more so a senior Academics of the State, the said Police Officer has proven his insensitivity and ignorance.
Insulting VC, a pure publicity stunt: Tarigami
Expressing displeasure over the incident involving a police officer humiliating the incumbent Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, CPI (M) leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Monday said that the behaviour of police officer is unfortunate.
It is purely a publicity stunt by police officer. He was more interested in uploading video than executing the law. He has failed to adhere to the protocol and pay due respect to the vice chancellor. The single world condemn is not enough to express proper resentment against this incident, he said.
Tarigami said that Police is the biggest and reputed institution but few officers are hell-bent to malign the very credibility of this institution. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti must intervene and take note of the incident that has offended the sentiments of students community and teaching faculty, he said.
Let us hope the matter will be probed and action will be initiated against the erring police officer, he added.
Pertinently, a probationary Deputy Superintendent of Police stopped Prof Andrabis vehicle at Udhampur on Sunday and removed the black film on the window panes of the vehicle while making him wait for more than 20 minutes.
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