CRPF on Rampage in KU Campus

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SRINAGAR: CRPF personnel went on a rampage in Mirzabagh residential campus of Kashmir University on Thursday and arrested a scholar and the son of a university employee.

“It is for the first time that CRPF personnel entered in the KU premises despite the fact that police headed by a Dy SP are deployed inside the university,” a KU official said.

The Scholar identified as Basharat Ahmed (P.hd Environmental Sciences) and the other youth were lodged in police station Nageen.

“We are on it and trying to find out under what circumstances the scholar and other youth were arrested and why they were beaten. I am right now in police station Nageen and can’t comment about the incident,” Proctor Prof Mohammad Ayoub said when contacted.

He said the students were picked up from the residential quarters which is guarded by only one policeman.

According to reports minor clashes erupted during morning near Sadrabal, Hazratbal on Thursday. Agitated youth outside the university gate pelted stones on police and CRPF personnel.

Eyewitnesses said that CRPF personnel went berserk after one of their colleagues was hurt in the incident.

They forced their entry into Mirzabagh residential campus of the university.

“CRPF personnel smashed the doors and windows of residential quarters and arrested a scholar and the son of a KU Section Officer,” residents said. 

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