Students show black flag to CM, police cane them

The student leaders of ABVP, APSU, JCM and others were denied permission.

ranchi Updated: Feb 24, 2017 18:08 IST
Vishal Sharma
Vishal Sharma
Hindustan Times, Ranchi
Daltonganj,Medical College,Raghubar Das
Police thrashing the protesting students at the venue where CM Raghubar Das laid foundation stone for a medical college at Pokhra Khurd in Daltonganj (HT Photo)

Students’ owing allegiance to ABVP, NSUI and APSU demonstrated with black flags before the Jharkhand’s CM in Palamu on Thursday after he refused to meet them. They wanted to hand over a memorandum regarding non-reservation for local residents in teachers’ recruitment and other local issues.

The CM met an NSUI delegation, received a representation on local issues from them before refusing to meet others. The student leaders of ABVP, APSU, JCM and others were denied permission.

The situation turned volatile after some senior police officials used force to stop student leaders, manhandling some of them in the process.

The police resorted to cane charge later to disperse the crowd. Six students’ leaders were injured in the process.

The CM along with Union minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha was here in Palamu to lay the foundation stone of a medical college at Pokhraha village on Thursday.

The Palamu police, however, claimed that some unscrupulous elements with black flags tried to breach high security zone when the chopper carrying senior state government officials was landing near the programme site. “The chopper carrying the CM had already taken off well before the incident,” said Palamu SP Indrajit Mahatha. Four policemen were also injured in the clashes, he said.

The ABVP has called a bandh in Palamu region to protest police action. “We have called a bandh in Palamu commissionary to protest police atrocity,” informed Durgeshji, the ABVP organisation in-charge in Palamu. The NSUI has extended support to the bandh.

First Published: Feb 24, 2017 18:08 IST