Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has sought a Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder of a final year B.Sc
student and the alleged role of politicians in the case, an official
"We have today (Monday) faxed a letter
to the central government, seeking a CBI probe into the murder,"
Mujahid Beg, an AMU professor and member of the varsity's executive
council, told reporters in Aligarh, western Uttar Pradesh, about 300
km from state capital Lucknow.
"A delegation from AMU will also meet
Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal in this regard
shortly," he added.
In its letter to the central
government, the varsity also stressed the need to probe the alleged
role of politicians in connection with the murder.
"Without enjoying the patronage of
politicians, students dare not indulge in vandalism and violent
protests," Beg told IANS.
"Actually, on the pretext of
protesting against the student's murder, some local politicians and
a handful of students have connived for vested interest. Their sole
intention is to disrupt the academic atmosphere on campus and malign
AMU's image," he added.
AMU was temporarily shut down Friday
following protests by students over the murder.
The violent protests by the students
started Oct 26 - a day after Shahnawaz Alam, a B.Sc final year
student - was shot dead.
Around 600 students blocked the Delhi-Kolkata
rail route for hours, demanding that those involved in the murder be
handed over to them.
Police believe the murder involved two
to three men and have already arrested a suspect.