37 law students booked in Chhattisgarh for rioting

April 14th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, April 14 (IANS) A case was registered Tuesday against 37 students, including about a dozen girls, of a national law university in Chhattisgarh for rioting and damaging public property, police said
Shaukat Ali, the station house officer of Civil Lines police station, told reporters that a first information report (FIR) had been registered against 37 students of the Raipur-based Hidayatullah National Law University including about a dozen girl students under various sections of the IPC dealing with rioting.

The students had Monday turned violent as part of their stir against university vice-chancellor, M.K. Srivastava, and damaged university property. They also held Srivastava hostage in his chamber and he was only freed only after police stormed the campus and forcibly removed protesters.

Students are agitating for the past one month against the vice-chancellor, seeking a high-powered committee probe into his tenure.

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