Police lathicharged on students in Meerut University

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{image-students agitaion_16012008.jpg news.oneindia.in}Meerut, Jan 16: Police today lathicharged students protesting against the decision of clamping the Goondas Act on student leader of Meerut University, Atul Pradhan.

According to police, more than half a dozen cases had been lodged against the student leader for destroying university property thus he had charged under the Goondas Act. Students were agitating for three days in front of the university's main gate and had given ultimatum to free Atul Pradhan from the act by today. The administration had not given permission for the protest.

But the students were agitating. To control the situation police had to lathi charge, said Superintendent of Police, city, Rakesh Jolly. He added that many unsocial elements also joined the protest and incited the students. Police was verifying those elements, he maintained.


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