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University staff called for inquiry

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Saibaba Colony Police conducted an inquiry with a few teaching and non-teaching staff of Avinashilingam Deemed University at the police station on Sunday in connection with the alleged assembly of the staff at the gate of the university.

On Saturday, staff members who went to the university for observing Founder’s Day were denied entry due to the indefinite closure of the institution till Monday. They paid homage to the university founder at Bharathi Park and a few of them gathered before the university’s third gate.

Regulatory order

The police registered a case against 20 of them under sections 143 (punishment for unlawful assembly) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code for assembling in a public place when regulatory order has been clamped in the city. Avinashilingam University Teaching and Non-teaching Staff Welfare Association’s secretary B. Nalini said that, on Sunday, they were called for an inquiry. “We have explained the reason for assembling there and we did not indulge in any unlawful activity,” she said.

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