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Bandh called to protest professor's death

india Updated: Aug 27, 2006 20:28 IST
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Protesting the death of a Professor, who was allegedly manhandled during students' union polls in Ujjain, National Students Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of Congress on Sunday called for a

bandh 

in Ujjain on Monday.

Calling for a ban on Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for its alleged involvement in the incident, Congress has sought a CBI probe in the matter and action against officials for allegedly failing to prevent it.

Meanwhile, refuting allegations of police sheltering ABVP workers, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan condemned the incident and promised strict action against those found guilty in an ongoing magisterial probe.

"ABVP should be banned for indulging in violence. Its activists, who beat up Professor HS Sabharwal and caused his death during the student union polls on Saturday, should be immediately arrested," Leader of Opposition Jamuna Devi told reporters.

Jamuna Devi, who was in Ujjain with several other party leaders outside the hospital where Sabharwal's post-mortem was being performed by a panel of four doctors, demanded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of the deceased.

Seeking a CBI probe into the death, state Congress President Subhash Yadav demanded registration of cases against officials including the district superintendent of police and collector.

Later at a press conference, NSUI called for a bandh  in Ujjain on Monday in protest against Sabharwal's death.

The Professor was allegedly beaten up by ABVP workers after he cancelled elections at Madhav College following allegations of irregularities.

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