AMU land row: Arrest warrant against Bihar SC/ST Commission chief


Patna,(BiharTimes): The chief judicial magistrate (CJM) of Kishanganj, Manoj Kumar, on Wedneday issued a non-bailable warrant of arrest against the chairman of the Bihar SC/ST Commission, Babulal Tuddu, in connection with a case in which he has been booked for organizing unlawful assembly of tribals on Dec 9 on the land allotted for opening of an off-campus branch of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) at Chakla in the district.

Tuddu has been charged under various Sections of Indian Penal Code pertaining to promoting communal frenzy, attempt to murder and intimidation. The BJP MLC, Dilip Jaiswal, was also in the mob.

Meanwhile, Tuddu has demanded a fresh survey and measurement of the plot of the land which has been transferred to AMU for the establishment of its centre.

According to Tuddu the land was for settlement with the tribals and many tribals had already been given parchas. A fresh survey and measurement of the 224 acre of land will be in the interest of both the tribals and the AMU authorities and will thus put an end to the controversy, he added.

Tuddu took a dig at the alleged highhandedness of the district administration which prevented the tribals from peacefully performing dhanush puja on the land which they claim is theirs. The land which was settled with the tribals lies beyond the AMU’s land, he had said.

On the other hand, the CJM on Tuesday refused to grant bail to five persons, including Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram secretary Madhav Tripathy and Janjati Hit Raksha Pracharak Ajay Kumar Singh, who were arrested on December 9 for trying to perform the dhanush puja on the AMU's land.




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