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ABVP leaders booked in prof's murder

Arrest of both ABVP leaders was made on the basis of eye-witness accounts and video-clipping of the violence.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2006 01:32 IST

ABVP's Madhya Pradesh unit President Shashi Ranjan Singh Akela and its Organising Secretary Vimal Tomar, who were arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of Prof HS Sabharwal, were remanded to CID custody till September 2.

Judicial Magistrate RC Maria ordered their arrest on murder charges on the plea of CID, which was entrusted with the inquiry into the death of Prof Sabharwal and attack on another professor ML Nath during the student's agitation. The police had sought seven days remand.

The arrest of both ABVP leaders was made on the basis of eye-witness accounts and video-clipping of the violence after postponement of students union elections at Madhav College in Ujjain on August 26, police sources said.

Both Akela and Tomar, who surrendered at the Dewas Gate police station in Ujjain on Wednesday, were remanded to judicial custody on Wednesday.

A total of 23 Congress workers, who were remanded to judicial custody for vandalism in the college during Ujjain bandh on Monday, were on Thursday released on bail of Rs 10,000 each and personal bond of like amount by Additional Sessions Judge HK Dube.

Five other ABVP workers, who were arrested earlier in connection with the blackening of the face of Prof ML Nath, were released on bail.

Following the outcry that the BJP government was trying to save the guilty, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered the CID to probe into the matter.