Fire exchanged, two injured in group clash at GNDU College

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2014 00:39 IST

Bullets flew around on the campus and two youths were injured when two student groups clashed to prove their control over the students' body of Guru Nanak Dev University College at Verka here on Wednesday.The injured has been identified as Gurinder Singh, an outsider, and Simranpreet Singh, a GNDU College student, who are in their 20s.

The duo had been admitted at Fortis hospital, said police, where their condition was said to be stable.
Police said though an incident of firing was reported on the college campus during the scuffle, nobody was injured in it, while the duo was injured by sharp-edged weapons.

Additional commissioner of police (ADCP-city 1) Parampal Singh said the contention over the control of the students' body of the college between the two groups resulted in a scuffle. "There was also an exchange of fire between the two groups, but the injuries were inflicted by sharp-edged weapons," he said.

Barring a few students, including Simranpreet, said police, the rest were outsiders. The ADCP said while some of the youngsters involved in the scuffle from both sides were students of the college, the rest were outsiders.

They said the firing incident and presence of outsiders on the college campus raised a serious question over the security arrangements for the students.

Considering the gravity of the situation, GNDU vice-chancellor AS Brar along with other senior officials of the university visited the spot.

In the meantime, the Verka police have booked six persons - one of them has been identified as Jobanpreet Singh and five of his accomplices - under sections 307, 323, 324 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 25, 27, 59, 54 the Arms Act.

"A case has been registered against and raids are being conducted to arrest the accused. In the meantime, security has been beefed up around the college campus," the ADCP added.

The vice-chancellor and the college principal were not available for comments.

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