A local court on Sunday remanded 21 Congo students of Lovely Professional University (LPU), who indulged into rioting and theft at a public place here on Saturday, to judicial custody for 14 days.
Assistant commissioner of Police (ACP) Sarabjit Singh said that the students were identified as Spagar, Quatre, Mbalanganza, Mbata Siala, Juniore, Francis Cabrel, Luboya Saba, Mutumbo, Rom Mutombo, Papy Limboma, Julien, Chris, Jado Masiya, John Mayi, Stephen Kisa, Plydor Kazadi Kalbal, Bob Mubembe, Ebolo Edobijo, Max, Nzanzu Peghuy Wb and Masteb Paulin, all of them citizens of Congo.
Singh said that the city police had sent an email to the Congo embassy informing the latter about arrest of their citizens. "The LPU officials were also given copy of the FIR registered against the students," he said.
Meanwhile, Aman Mittal, LPU's director, public relations, said that since incident happened outside the university campus, the process was initiated to collect complete information and facts on this count. "We will conduct a separate inquiry. Action including suspension will be initiated against those students, who are found guilty of indiscipline during inquiry," Mittal added.
The city police had arrested 21 students for indulging into rioting and theft at a public place here on Saturday. A case under section 382 (theft), 160 (committing affray), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC was registered against them.