A professor at DU's prestigious SRCC college today alleged that DUSU president Satender Awana attacked him, a charge denied by the student leader.
The professor identified as Vineet Mehta alleged that Awana had come along with a group of students to the swimming pool of the college and had beaten him when he was asked to pay fees for it.
"When asked to pay fee of Rs 200, he argued saying he is student union president and why is he being asked to pay the fees. When I told him that similar rules apply to all students, he attacked me with a rod," he alleged.
Mehta, also filed a police complaint against Awana in Maurice Nagar police station.
Awana when contacted, rubbished the allegations as baseless and said he had gone to college to seek permission for some other students.
"Some students had approached me saying they cannot afford the Rs 200 per day fees for swimming pool. Being DUSU president, I met the principal to request him to allow these students to use the pool at Rs 20 per day, which is the charge for SRCC students," he said.
"I was asked to meet the teacher-incharge (Mehta) who did not agree to it and started abusing me. We did have an argument but I did not attack him," he added.
Congress affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) has called for a protest demonstration tomorrow demanding that the university takes an action against Awana.
The news and incident is yet to be verified by the police.
Well considering the past record of DUSU, this news does not come as a surprise.
Though Rs 200 for 45 minutes of swimming facility is very expensive for students and the matter should be raised with the concerned authorities, the incident which happened is certainly not the way out.
Source: Business Standard | DNA India