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DU & JNU proffessors booked for tribal man's murder
Nandini Sundar, a University of Delhi professor has been booked for the murder of a tribal person in Chhattisgarh.

Along with Sundar, Archna Prasad, a JNU Professor, some Maoists and others were also booked for the charge.

"An FIR was lodged against DU professor Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad (JNU professor), Vineet Tiwari (from Delhi's Joshi Adhikar Sansthan), Sanjay Parate (Chhattisgarh CPI (Marxist) State Secretary) and others along with Maoists for the murder of Baghel based on the complaint of his wife on Saturday," said Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) SRP Kalluri.

According to the police, the accused have been booked under section 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 and 149 of IPC.

Though the case was registered on Saturday, the matter came to light only on late Monday evening.

The alleged murder of Shamnath Baghel took place November 4 at his home in Nama village. The accused were booked the next day. Allegedly, the accused killed Baghel with sharp weapons.

Baghel and some of his associates were leading the protest against Naxal activities in their village since April this year.

The complaint against the accused was lodged by Baghel's wife. In her complaint, she has alleged that the Maoists had been threatening her husband since he and other villagers had filed a complaint against Sundar in May this year. She has also alleged that while her husband was being attacked, the Maoists kept telling him that he was being punished for not listening to Ms Sundar and others.

In the complaint, Baghel along and other villagers had alleged that Sundar, Prasad, Tiwari, Parate and an unidentified woman activist from Sukma were inciting innocent tribals against the government and seeking their support for Maoists.

The police also said that they have written a letter to the Vice Chancellors of both DU and JNU informing them of the on-going investigation against the professors.

Sundar has extensively worked on Maoist insurgency and has been fighting for the tribals. On the basis of her petition, the SC had disbanded the Salwa Judum in 2011 and had called it illegal and unconstitutional.

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