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Students block road, demand arrests

IRATE STUDENTS of Vaishnav Polytechnic College organised a strike, marched to the District Collectorate and blockaded the road today demanding arrest of students involved in a clash on the college campus yesterday.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 15:20 IST

IRATE STUDENTS of Vaishnav Polytechnic College organised a strike, marched to the District Collectorate and blockaded the road today demanding arrest of students involved in a clash on the college campus yesterday.

College student president Lalit Biranwar along with Prashant Dubey, Upreet Kumar, Attanu Vishwas and Abhay Pandey led the students to talks with the college and district administration. The students demanded removing the accused from the college, issuing black TC to them, banning their entry into their college and registering a case of attempt to murder.

Their other demands included heightening of security measures, allowing entry only through one gate and that too on showing ID and parking near the gate.

A strike was called in protest of the alleged invasion of the college yesterday by an ex-student Vikas Patidar and a second-year production student Prakash Patidar who had come in search of another ex-student but on not finding him settled their year-old grouse with college hostellers present on the campus.

The ex-student in question was another anti-social element Hemant Bhalse alias Goldy of the Banganga area with a record at the Chhatripura police station. Vikas Patidar also had a case registered one-year back with the same police station regarding beating of college hostellers.

According to the students, Vikas Patidar had been roughed up by Goldy and his pals at Mhow Naka Square and raging with vengeance he returned with about 20 boys from the Bijalpur area. The goons on not finding their target vent their ire on the hostellers with whom they were nursing a grouse.

Entering the college building and principal’s office they beat up every one they could lay their hands on and destroyed property. Two of the assailants were later nabbed by the staff and students while attempting their escape and were released on bail in the night. The main accused is still absconding.

A hosteller, Santosh Patel was still recuperating at Verma Hospital for severe injuries to the neck bone while two others Dhanraj Kevat who had four-stitches and Kuldeep Sharma were released after treatment today along with another student Gaurav Jain the students demanded imposition of Section 307.

First Published: Mar 11, 2006 15:20 IST