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After flushing out illegal inmates from hostels, AU hopes for a peaceful atmosphere

Though the students posed a stiff resistance against the drive, the Allahabad University administration and the police remained adamant to carry out the orders of the Allahabad high court

lucknow Updated: May 30, 2017 17:04 IST
Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui
Police carrying out eviction drive at an Allahabad University hostel.
Police carrying out eviction drive at an Allahabad University hostel.(HT Photo)

After flushing out illegal inmates from hostels, the Allahabad University authorities are hopeful of a healthy and peaceful atmosphere on the campus.

AU vice-chancellor Ratanlal Hangloo thanked the police and the media for their co-operation in the drive aimed at flushing out anti-social elements and illegal inmates from hostels.

The drive which continued for several days concluded on Saturday. Though the students posed a stiff resistance against the drive, the university administration and the police remained adamant to carry out the orders of the Allahabad high court.

The police found empty cartridges, liquor bottles and material used in making crude bombs in hostel rooms.

“The drive has freed hostels of illegal inmates. Students will now get a peaceful atmosphere at the university and hostels,” he said.

“Hostels inmates will now get proper facilities and discipline will be maintained. Inmates who have been allotted rooms will be allowed to return and new students will be provided rooms from July,” the VC said.

“Hostels will be allotted according to the courses. Proper checking of identity cards will be carried out at all the gates of the university to ensure only students enter the premises,” he added.

SHO, Colonelganj, Awdhesh Singh confirmed some crude bombs exploded near Tarachand Hostel during the drive but denied any foul play. “No one hurled bombs. It appears bombs were hidden in the hostel which exploded due to heat,” he said.

In the past few years, frequent clashes were reported between the inmates of hostels and crude bomb explosions often rocked Katra, Colonelganj, Indian Press Crossing, Elanganj and Baghada.

Crude bombs were also used in clashes between inmates and traders and even police vehicles were targeted when the cops tried to restore order.

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