After campus clashes, three students in police custody

November 7th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) A district court in West Bengal Friday remanded three engineering students in 10 days of police custody, a day after they were arrested along with four others for violent clashes over elections to the students union.The seven students of Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU) at Shibpur in Howrah district adjoining Kolkata were arrested after a clash between two student groups over upcoming elections.

“Three students who beat up fellow students at BESU Thursday have been remanded in 10 days’ police custody. The remaining four students, who destroyed college property and engaged in a minor scuffle, have been released on bail Friday,” according to the court verdict.

Members of the Students Federation Of India (SFI), which is affiliated to the state’s ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), and the Independent Consolidation (IC) had fought a pitched battle Thursday.

Police used batons to disperse the students and the Rapid Action Force (RAF) was called in to control the situation, said district Superintendent of Police N.K. Singh.

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