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15 injured in police-student clash at University of Jammu

chandigarh Updated: Mar 14, 2012 11:29 IST
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At least 15 students were injured and three detained in police-students clash at University of Jammu campus here Tuesday evening. The University of Jammu students entered into a clash with the policemen after they were thrashed by the security guards inside the administration block.

"A group of students had gone to the administration block to enquire something but the officials allegedly misbehaved with them," an eye witness told UNI.

They said the officials of the administration block called the security personnel deployed at the campus who forcibly tried to remove the students from the spot which led into a scuffle.

On seeing the situation getting out of control police were called. "Police on reaching the campus mercilessly started beating the students including the girls," the students said.

Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the students protesting against the university officials over an alleged misbehavior. "At least 15 students including girls received injuries during the clash three of them shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital for treatment," they added.

However the protestors turned violent and also pelted stones at the police personnel and broke the windowpanes of the administration block. Protesting against the high headedness of the police and the university staff the students demonstrated at the campus, said sources adding "They (protestors) were demanding immediate suspension of the police cop and the security guards for their misbehavior and for thrashing the innocent students."

SP South Rajeshwar Singh immediately rushed to the spot to pacify the situation. "The Vice Chancellor Jammu University MPS Ishar in the evening called an emergency meeting of protestors and assured fair enquiry into the matter," sources added.

They further said the Vice Chancellor also constituted an investigating team and asked them to submit a report about the incident within 15 days.

Meanwhile entry of police personnel has been restricted into the campus premises for the time being.