Clash with cops: 250 MDU students booked for attempt to murder, rioting
ROHTAK: The Rohtak police on Saturday booked around 250 students of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) under serious charges such as attempt to murder and rioting.
The case has been registered a day after the students clashed with police during their ongoing protest against the indirect form of student union elections in Haryana universities that are scheduled to take place on October 17.
“The students threw glass bottles and pelted stones on police. That is why Section 307 was also added in the FIR,” said Devender Kumar, SHO of the PGIMS police station. Other Sections include 146, 147, 148 and 149, he added.
The SHO said 22 students have been named in the FIR while more than 200 are unknown and currently being identified through video recordings of the incident.
Among those named are two girls and president of Indian National Students Organisation Pradeep Deswal, he added.
Nine out of 11 student unions were protesting against the government over indirect form of elections that are to take place in Haryana universities after a gap of over two decades.
The student unions had blocked the campus on Friday when police intervened and resorted to lathicharge. Around two dozen students were injured and many were detained by police to prevent any untoward situation.
The student unions continued their protest against the government on Saturday and burnt effigies of MDU vice-chancellor (V-C) Bijender Punia for letting police enter the campus and
The students threw glass bottles and pelted police with stones on Friday. That’s why Section 307 was also added in the FIR registered against them. DEVENDER KUMAR, SHO, PGIMS police station, Rohtak
rough up the students.
Meanwhile, Dr Ambedkar Students’ Federation of India state president Jagroop Singh Chirania accused the administration of the Chaudhary Devi Lal University (CDLU), Sirsa, of rejecting genuine nomination papers of various students.
He said they have sent a memorandum to the Haryana governor in this regard.
Students burning an effigy of vicechancellor Bijender Punia on the campus of Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak on Saturday.