Staff Reporter

TIRUPATI: Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV) campus was witness to a serious furore on Monday, with the administrators and the agitating non-teaching employees lodging police complaints against each other.

The non-teaching employees, who are on a month-long agitation demanding pension benefits and life insurance coverage, allegedly accosted Registrar E. Manju Vani and blocked the pathway leading to her room, forcing her to leave the place in a huff. However, the employees lodged a complaint with the MR Palle police that the Registrar forcibly entered into her room, in the process stepping on the agitating leaders.

Ms. Vani clarified to media persons that she had returned the moment her way was obstructed. “How can a woman cross the path when 20 men were lying on the floor?”, she wondered. Expressing embarrassment over the incident, V-C G. Sarojamma told The Hindu that she had written to Superintendent of Police K. Lakshmi Reddy seeking action on the employees. She also confirmed that the Registrar had sought police protection from the agitating employees.

When contacted, Deputy Superintendent of Police V. Ganga Raju acknowledged that complaints from both the parties had been received and registered.