The Deccan police on Monday filed charge sheet against 35 FTII students for illegally confining institute director Prashant Pathrabe during the 139-day-long strike opposing the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman.
The police, in the charge sheet, listed the 35 students named by Pathrabe in the FIR he had filed on August 18, where he said the students “gheraoed” him in his cabin. He said the students challenged his decision to go ahead with the assessment of incomplete projects of students from 2008 batch.
Judicial magistrate first class SS Bangad granted bail to all the 30 students, who were on anticipatory bail. Five others, who were arrested after the incident, are already out on bail, said defence counsel Srikant Shivade.
Last week, the police had served notices to the students asking them to remain present in the court in view of the charge sheet being filed against them. The matter will be heard on April 2.
The students have been booked under various sections of IPC, including 143, 147, 149, 323, 353 and 506, dealing with offences, some of them non bailable, related to unlawful assembly, criminal intimidation and rioting.