Ujjain Police on Wednesday arrested 11 Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists for allegedly manhandling the vice-chacellor of the Vikram University and vandalising his office on Monday.
Prof Jawaharlal Kaul, who had to be hospitalised after the incident, had earned the ire of the saffron brigade because of his appeal for help to students from flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.
There are at least 100 Kashmiri students pursuing various courses at the Vikram University.
The activists surrendered at the Madhav Nagar police station on Wednesday morning.
Among those who were arrested are two VHP office-bearers Mahesh Anjana and Hemant Singh Chouhan.
Objecting to Kaul’s appeal to students for helping their Kashmiri classmates, a group of VHP and Bajarang Dal activists on Monday allegedly manhandled him and ransacked his office forcing the administration to provide him with security.
Kaul was admitted to the Sanjeevani Hospital with high blood pressure following the attack. He was released on Monday night.
The teacher and staff at the university had gone on a strike on Tuesday to protest Kaul's alleged manhandling. They also marked their protest by orgainsing a rally.
Police had on Tuesday arrested two persons in connection with the incident.