14 more students arrested for Law college campus clash

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Chennai, Nov 19 (UNI) Police arrested 14 more students today in connection with the campus violence in the Dr Ambedkar Government Law college campus on November 12 and the subsequent ransacking of the Principal's chamber in the city, taking the total number of arrests to 43.

Police said the 14 students were arrested today for ransacking the Principal's chamber on November 13, a day after the worst-ever violence in the campus, in which four students were seriously injured.

The arrests were made on a complaint from College Principal Sridev, who was subsequently placed under suspension in connection with the incident.

All the 14 were produced before a Magistrate court and remanded to judicial custody. They were later lodged in Puzhal Central prison.

Four students' meanwhile, surrendered before the courts in Pollachi, Kallakurichi and Erode in connection with the incident.

Police had already arrested 25 people in connection with the incident.

The campus violence broke out between two groups of students over deletion of the name ''Dr Ambedkar'' from posters put up in the college in connection with the 'Thevar Jayanthi' celebrations.

The issue had its echo in last week's brief winter session of Tamil Nadu Assembly, leading to suspension of an Assistant Commissioner of police, two Inspectors and transfer of four Sub-Inspectors. Chennai City Police Commissioner R Sekar was also shifted from the post.

The state government had ordered a judicial inquiry by a retired High Court Judge to probe into the alleged laxity on the part of police personnel, who became mute spectators when the clash took place right in front of their eyes.


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