Jnanabharathi police have registered a case against Registrar (Administration) of Bangalore University B C Mylarappa for allegedly obstructing a police officer from discharging his duties and also ‘abusing’ him while on duty on Saturday morning.
The police said he misbehaved with Sub-inspector Siddalingaiah attached to Jnanabharathi police station.
The incident took place on the campus around 10.30 am when the police official, along with constables, went there to disperse the crowd assembled at a property belonging to the university which was allegedly encroached by private individuals.
The registrar was recovering the land.
Speaking to Express, Inspector B Balaraju said, “The university officials had approached me on Friday to provide security during the demolition of structures on the ecroached property. We were in process of getting permission from the higher officers. Meanwhile, on Saturday morning, the Registrar went ahead with the demolition drive and he had also invited the media.
“After getting information about the crowd gathered at the site, I sent our officials. Mylarappa, who was on the spot, abused the police officials. He also questioned their presence on the spot and threatened to use the students to beat them up. He also accused the police of taking bribes and not doing their duty,” Balaraju charged.
A case has been registered against Mylarappa under IPC section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions).
Speaking to Express T Suneel Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) said, “We will take legal action against the Registrar. Action will be against anyone, irrespective of position, they hold, if they obstruct police officials discharging their duties.”