Following the alleged sexual assault of a student inside Bangalore University’s Jnana Bharathi campus in Bangalore on Saturday night, the university administration is contemplating installing check posts at various entry points.
Speaking to The Hindu on Monday, Registrar (Administration) B.C. Mylarappa said that a meeting in this regard will be held with various department heads, including security and engineering, on Tuesday.
“We will look at the possibility of check posts at various entry points to the university like Nagarabhavi, Mysore Road, Nagadevanahalli and Mallathahalli. Personnel manning these check posts will note down registration numbers and other such details to keep a record of those using the university roads,” he said.
The university may revive its long-pending demand to restrict access to its roads within the 1,319-acre campus exclusively to its students and staff.
“Many vehicles and [outsiders] use the university roads everyday. Crime rate has been increasing as anti-social elements are taking advantage of the fact that the campus is quiet and deserted,” Mr. Mylarappa said.
“We have 65 Home Guards who work round-the-clock in three shifts — 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 p.m. to morning. But they are unarmed,” he said and added that police support is also crucial.
He, however, maintained that the responsibility of security within the campus should not be the university’s alone.
“Bangalore University has given land to various institutions and cannot be expected to give security as well. These institutions should take responsibility,” he said.
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