JNU on Wednesday said all First Information Reports and other complaints filed with police are in-line with the incidents that took place on January 3 and do not deviate from facts after an RTI suggested discrepancies in the administration’s claims about vandalism in its server room.
Biometric systems and CCTV cameras at the server room were not vandalised in the first week of January, contrary to the claims made by the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration that students had destroyed them on January 3, the varsity has said in a RTI reply.
The university, in its reply to the RTI, was related to the specific location and questions sought by the applicant. It also clarified that the servers were damaged by “a group of miscreants” on January 4.
“As per the complaint filed by administration on January 3, 2020 about the incident in Centre for Information System (CIS) Data Centre, JNU has not claimed about damage to servers on that day. The RTI answers are correct and specific to the questions asked,” the varsity said.
The RTI response also clearly states that servers are located at CIS Data Centre not in CIS office, which seems to be “conspicuously ignored while highlighting the matter in the media”, it said.
“All FIRs and other complaints filed with police are in-line with the actual incidents that took place on January 3 and do not deviate from actual facts,” it said.
The JNU administration reiterates that a group of masked students came to CIS Data Centre premises on January 3 and forcibly evicted the technical staff, switched off the power supply, locked the premises and squatted in front of the main entrance to the CIS Data Centre without providing any access to the centre, the varsity said.
Before evicting the technical staff out of CIS Data Centre, the masked students forced the technical staff to shut down the systems, it said.