Mewar University clashes: 9 JK students, warden released

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Srinagar, April 4 (GNS): Nine students from Jammu and Kashmir and a warden of Mewar University who were arrested last week following clashes over India’s defeat in T20 were released after they were granted bail this evening.

Four Kashmiri students and a Kashmiri warden and five students from Jammu were arrested by police in Chittorgarh of Rajasthan after clashes erupted between the two groups over India’s defeat against West Indies. The Kashmiri students had alleged that their Jammu counterparts thrashed and hurled abuses on them.

They arrested persons have been identified as Tajamul Ahmad (MSc student) of Ganderbal, Asif Ahmad (BBA LLB student) of Pattan, Baramulla, Owais Ahmad (MBA student), Tawseef Ahmad (BBA LLB) of Lolab Kupwara and Najeeb Shah (Warden) of DH Pora Kulgam  Five arrested students frand those hailing from Jammu region have been identified as Atul Singh and Monik Sharma, both pursuing BTech in the varsity.

Following the clashes, police registered a case under FIR Number 87/2016 under sections 160 IPC and 151 CrPc was registered against the group of students and further investigations were taken up. However, this evening at 8:00 pm, the arrested persons were released on bail.

Station House Officer (SHO) Gangrar Labhu Ram told Srinagar-based news agency GNS that all the ten were released after Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Gyan Mal Khateek of Gangrar of district Chittorgarh granted them bail. “The bail application was filed by University Management,” he added.

The SHO said that all 10 released from the police station were handed over to university management.

Earlier, Divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon while taking strong note of harassment and arrest of Kashmiri students residing outside the State had impressed upon Rajasthan government to resolve the issue of arrest of 10 Kashmir students charged for scuffle on the eve of India V/s West Indies Cricket match amicably and ensure their release at an earliest. (GNS)