Ujjain V-C attack: 15 VHP, Bajrang Dal members surrender before police

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ujjain
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2014 22:32 IST

Fifteen members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal, who had ransacked vice-chancellor Jawahar Kaul's office on Monday, surrendered at Madhav Nagar police station.

As a follow up, Madhav Nagar police have registered cases under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 147, 148 (rioting) and 3/4 of IPC.

Activists who surrendered themselves include VHP regional coordinator Mahesh Anjana, district coordinator Hemant Singh, sub-district coordinator Mahesh Yadav, and block coordinator Neeraj Kaushal. They were later produced in the court.

City superintendent of police Vijay Davar said police formally arrested the accused and produced them in the court. The court remanded them to 13-day judicial custody.

The vice-chancellor, who had to be hospitalised following the attack, had earned the ire of the saffron brigade because of his appeal to the city's houses owners to be lenient to Kashmiri students with regard to collecting rent from them in view of devastation caused by floods in Kashmir.

By way of making appeal, the vice-chancellor wanted to convey that because of the natural disaster, the parents are unable to send them money and therefore landlords should be lenient to Kashmiri students if they are their tenants. There are about 50 Kashmiri students pursuing various courses at the Vikram University.

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