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Indore: Student’s father threatens V-C, latter downplays issue

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Indore: Father of a law course student threatened vice-chancellor Narendra Dhakad of ‘ruining his future’ at a Jan Sunwai on Tuesday as his ward was denied to write an exam by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV). The V-C, however, downplayed the matter saying the former issued the threat in impulse. The Jan Sunwai was going on peacefully at DAVV when a resident from Bhind barged into the exam controller’s office seeking to know why his son pursing BBA-LLB course at Government Law College was denied exam by the university.

The V-C informed him that the college that had admitted his son in the course lacked permission from Bar Council of India. Until the BCI gave permission, exam could not be conducted for BBA students admitted by the college. Irked by this, he issued threat of ruining the V-C’s future if his son’s career got ruined. “I am from Bhind and you know the people of Bhind. If my son’s career is spoilt, I will spoil your future too,” he threatened the V-C.  A cool and composed Dhakad informed him that he also lived in Bhind and knew Bhind people very well but such threats were of no use. “Admissions to colleges are granted by the state government and not the university. So you are raising the issue at the wrong place,” the V-C told him but he was not ready to accept this.

He started misbehaving with Dhakad which forced cops present at the scene to intervene. The policemen and guard of the V-C office asked him to talk decently to the senior official, which led to heated arguments between him and the policemen. The V-C’s guard asked him to leave the room to which he said he would shoot him down and left in a huff. When asked why the police were not asked to arrest the man, the V-C replied: “He was a farmer who had sold his land to fund studies of his son. He was furious because he was taken for a ride by the college authorities who admitted his son in unrecognised course. His behaviour was natural as his son’s career got ruined. We deal with such matters in a sympathetic way,” the V-C said.