KOLKATA: The cyber cell of Kolkata Police has nabbed a third year CU student from Howrah, who had allegedly created a fake ID and mailed a letter to the official e-mail ID of Calcutta University vice chancellor’s office on September 15. The accused has been identified as Rituparno Das (22), a resident of Shyampur in Howrah and a third year student of the university. The e-mail had criticized her for being “indecisive” to hold final year exams and changing her earlier decision of not holding exams in the month of October.
The cops are ascertaining whether he has links with any of the several social media videos that are doing the rounds and spread misinformation about the ongoing exams. “The complaint in this particular case was lodged by vice-chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee,” said joint CP (crime & traffic) Santosh Pandey.
Police said the accused claimed he was upset with last-minute changes in exam schedules and wanted to lodge his protest. “His tone was derogatory and, at times, obscene,” said an officer.
CU VC, Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee, said: “An offensive, obscene and abusive mail came to me from a dirty person. I complained to police and gave statements before the cops. I have requested for strong actions against the offender as per law.”