Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah Tuesday received serious injuries as he fell from his bicycle after being deliberately hit by a car while going to office, varsity officials said.
The driver escaped from the scene along with the car, which had the registration number UP81-AP-8802.
The vice chancellor, who daily cycles to his office, was near University Guest House No.2, very close to the Bab-e-Syed (University Gate) when the red-coloured car tailing him, hit his cycle and tried to push him deliberately to a side.
Shah was taken to the J.N. Medical College Hospital where he underwent examination, which revealed that he had fractured his fourth and fifth ribs and his left knee was badly bruised and bleeding.
Senior varsity officials, including Pro-Vice Chancellor Brig. (retd.) S. Ahmad Ali, Registrar Group Captain (retd.) Shahrukh Shamshad and Proctor Jamshed Siddiqui, went to the hospital to enquire about his condition. His wife Sabiha Seemi Shah also reached the hospital.
Senior administrative and police officials also reached the hospital and enquired about the incident.
Vice-chancellor's security guard Irfanuddin, who was only a few steps behind when the incident took place, has lodged an FIR with the Civil Lines Police Station.
Shah has launched a drive to popularize cycling within the varsity campus following the ban on motorcycles in all residential boys' hostels.