Youths clash out­side Khalsa col­lege over posters

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - Ludhlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com LUD­HI­ANA:

Two groups of youths clashed over the “past­ing of posters” out­side Gu­jran­wala Guru Nanak Khalsa Col­lege on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Though the col­lege au­thor­i­ties have de­nied the in­volve­ment of their students in the clash and blamed it on out­siders, those present at the spot said oth­er­wise.

How­ever, the au­thor­i­ties lodged a com­plaint with the po­lice, which have started their in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“The in­ci­dent has not­ing to do with the students of the col­lege. It was out­siders who were in­volved in the brawl,” said GGN Khalsa Col­lege prin­ci­pal Dr Gur­dev Singh.

Ac­cord­ing to col­lege au­thor­i­ties, on Tues­day, a strict in­struc­tion was is­sued to not al­low any­one to en­ter the col­lege with­out a valid iden­tity card, af­ter re­ports of out­siders try­ing to en­ter the cam­pus.

“On Wed­nes­day at 10.30am when out­siders found the col­lege gate closed, they started pelt­ing it with stones. By the time I THOUGH COL­LEGE AU­THOR­I­TIES HAVE DE­NIED IN­VOLVE­MENT OF THEIR STUDENTS IN THE CLASH, THOSE PRESENT AT THE SPOT SAID OTH­ER­WISE reached there, the mis­cre­ants had fled the spot. I have lodged a com­plaint with the po­lice and they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter.”

As per po­lice, they reached the spot soon af­ter re­ceiv­ing the in­for­ma­tion but the youths in­volved in the in­ci­dent had fled by then.

“We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter and try­ing to iden­tify those invo l ved in the brawl. Col­lege au­thor­i­ties have asked us to in­crease the vigil out­side the col­lege premises to avoid rep­e­ti­tion of such in­ci­dent,” said Division Num­ber 8 sta­tion house of­fi­cer Ran­jit Singh.

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Congress work­ers car­ry­ing out a mock op­er­a­tion on the ef­fi­gies of chief min­is­ter Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Badal on Gill Road in Lud­hi­ana on Wed­nes­day.HT Live Cor­re­spon­dent

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Posters over which the clash al­legedly took place.Sun­sets on Thurs­daySun­rise on Fri­day

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