TN Govt suspends 26 students of Law College

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Chennai, Nov 20 (UNI) Cracking the whip, the Tamil Nadu government today suspended 26 students of Dr Ambedkar Government Law College in connection with the bloody violence in the college campus on November 12 that left four people injured.

The injured students, Bharathi Kannan, Arumugam, Ayyadurai and Chithirai Selvan, who were undergoing treatment at the Government General Hospital for multiple fractures, were among those suspended.

The suspension orders were issued by the new Principal M Mohammed Iqbal last evening and the list was pasted in the College Notice Board today.

Mr Iqbal, who assumed charge after the suspension of his predecessor K M Sridev, had suspended 21 students with effect from November 13. After preliminary inquiries, five more were suspended with effect from November 17.

As the violent clashes took place right before the eyes of the police, the law enforcers came under severe criticism from all quarters and the incident also had its echo in the State Assembly, resulting in suspension of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, an Inspector of Police, besides transferring of four Sub-Inspectors on charges of dereliction of duty.

Apart from shunting out some police personnel of Esplanade Police station out of Chennai city, the Government also transferred City Police Commissioner R Sekar and appointed ADGP K Radhakrishnan in his place.

The government had also ordered a judicial probe into the clashes.

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