Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn on Tuesday submitted a report in connection with Saturday’s lathi-charge on protesting students in BHU and blamed the university administration for the violence.

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Gokarn has in the report, sent to Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, said that Banaras Hindu University (BHU) did not deal with the victim’s complaint in a sensitive manner and did not handle the situation on time, said a senior administrative official.

The report also said that if the matter had been settled on time then there would not have been such a big controversy.

According to the report, the biggest fault in this case is that of the administration and such a controversy would not have taken place had they handled the matter appropriately.

Meanwhile, BHU Vice-Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi has denied that the students were lathicharged in the campus. and the BHU administration has decided to conduct a judicial inquiry into the incident. The investigation would be conducted by a team headed by V.K. Dixit, a retired judge of the Allahabad High Court.

Tension prevailed at the BHU campus here on Sunday after an agitation by woman students, protesting molestation of a student, turned violent late on Saturday when police used force to disperse the protesters.

Additional police force was deployed at the campus as a precautionary measure after police carried out a baton-charge and fired in the air on Saturday night and the students threw stones in retaliation.

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